The ability to get the patient out of bed faster can reduce the length of stay in both higher acuity departments and the overall length of stay in the hospital.
The ability to use a Convertible Chair improves safety while eliminating unnecessary transfers and allows for transport to physical therapy and other ancillary services.
A Practical Approach to Mobility – Intensive Care Unit
Today’s critically ill patients are often sicker, heavier, more complex and at risk for the hazards of immobility. Experts explain that the hazards of immobility adversely impact long-term recovery from a critical illness. Acute care facilities across the US and globally are seeking innovative practices to address these hazards in a cost-effective manner that yields high worker compliance, and better short and long-term patient outcomes.
This White Paper highlights relevant research, and features findings from a pilot study conducted by Covenant Medical Center, a Covenant Health facility, in Lubbock Texas. Read more…