Hospitalised patients who are immobile or have limited mobility are at risk of developing complications that negatively impact outcomes.
When patients are immobile and stay on their beds for prolonged periods of time, they may develop pressure ulcers or bed sores. It is estimated that 22% to 53% of ICU patients suffer from pressure injury. On the other hand, patients who wish to move about but are not sufficiently supported in doing so face high fall risk which lead to further injury – and affects mobility. Both of these scenarios lead to longer length of hospital stays and delayed recovery for patients.
A comprehensive early mobility programme can mitigate these risks. This would involve implementation of safety standards, monitoring systems, or using proper equipment that support mobility as needed (turning, positioning, hygiene care or ambulation).
At this upcoming webinar, three hospitals which have implemented such programmes will be sharing the impact and results that they have witnessed, and share tips on how to start these programmes. Join us on 27 July 2023, 6pm to 7.30pm (SGT, GMT+8), via Zoom – registration is free.