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Early Mobility

Audio & Video

  • People With Brain Injuries Heal Faster If They Get Up And Get Moving (Audio)
    Kroen GC | National Public Radio (NPR) | 2015

    In this National Public Radio (NPR) feature story, Kate Klein and Edward Manno, who are part of the Neurointensive Care Unit at Cleveland Clinic, discuss the benefits of early mobilization in patients with neurological injuries. Over the course of a year, Klein tracked 600 patients with brain injury, getting more than half of them up and out of bed as early as the first day they were admitted to the ICU. Patients who progressed in their rehabilitation early spent less time in the ICU and hospital, had decreased rates of pressure ulcers and infections, spent 51% less time on ventilator therapy, and reduced overall hospital costs by 30%.

    Listen to or read about the story here.

    Additional information regarding Kate Klein's study is available here on the Clinical Resource Center.

    This story originally aired July 6, 2015.

  • Early Mobilization: Update and Physician Perspective (Video)
    Schweickert W | 2014

    In this 30 min video, Dr. William Schweickert of University of Pennsylvania, details the importance of early mobility in critically ill patients and how to bridge the implementation gap.  He also summarizes findings from his recent work on the recent publication: A Survey Of International Practices And Infrastructure To Support Early Mobilization which showed that <30% of global ICU’s have a written early mobility protocol and known barriers can be overcome.  He concludes with a proposed framework for early mobilization and practical advice to get started.

  • Early mobilization with safety equipment optimizes recovery, experience and safety for patients (Video)
    Klein K | 2016

    In this video, the Cleveland Clinic demonstrates their use of the Progressive Mobility protocol in their Neurointensive Care Unit. This story, told by a patient and their family, provides a powerful example of early mobilization practices. 

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