House-Wide Safe Patient Handling Program to Mobilize Patients Early and Often: One Organization’s Journey
Dregne, R | Interdisciplinary Journal of Nursing and Critical Care | 2018

Abstract Mobilizing patients early and often has been shown to improve patient outcomes. Becoming a facility that achieves this goal consistently house wide is difficult. This paper aims to share our facilities journey toward this goal and to share educational content and policies that enabled us to overcome many of our barriers. Ultimately, we have achieved excellent results in staff safety and early mobilization.

  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Clinical Focus: Safe Patient Handling & Mobility
  • Content Type: Journal Articles