Introduction to progressive mobility, Vollman, CCN, 2010
Vollman K | Crit Care Nurse | 2010

This article reviews the risks associated with immobility (VAP, vent stay, pressure ulcers, reduced QOL after discharge, functional limitations), defines the process of early mobility, and describes barriers to prioritizing positioning and mobility of patients in the ICU. The safety of mobility protocols is reviewed by discussing a study of 103 ICU patients undergoing mobilization, in which <1% experienced an AE due to early mobilization and 69% could ambulate >100 ft. at ICU discharge.

  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Clinical Focus: Early Mobility
  • Content Type: Journal Articles
  • Reference: Vollman K. Crit Care Nurse. 2010;30:S3-S5.