Early Mobility

Early Mobility Guide for Reducing Ventilator-Associated Events in Mechanically Ventilated Patients (PDF File, 1 MB)

This guide provides an overview of the importance of early mobility to the mechanically ventilated patient, explains how early mobility improves patient outcomes, and assists in developing a structure to implement early mobility. It also explains how to use the tools and slide sets to implement the concepts presented.

Tools To Support Implementing Daily Early Mobility

Daily Early Mobility Data Collection Tool (Word File, 395.5 KB; Text Version)

This data collection tool helps units track daily compliance with evidence-based interventions to implement a mobility program.

Medical Screening Algorithm (Word File, 222 KB; Text Version)

This medical screening algorithm should be used to evaluate patient appropriateness for rehabilitation.

Educational Slide Sets for Early Mobility

These slide sets can be viewed by individual users or presented to a group by a facilitator or leader.

Introduction and Evidence for Early Mobility: A Protocol To Get Patients Out of Bed Faster (PowerPoint Slide Presentation, 2.28 MB - Text Version; Facilitator Guide - Word File, 2.58 MB)

Measure Descriptions for Daily Early Mobility (PowerPoint Slide Presentation, 2.34 MB - Text Version; Facilitator Guide - Word File, 3 MB)

The Four Es of Early Mobility (PowerPoint Slide Presentation, 2.94 MB - Text Version; Facilitator Guide - Word File, 2.99 MB)

Nurse-Driven Early Mobility Protocols (PowerPoint Slide Presentation, 2.6 MB - Text Version; Facilitator Guide - Word File, 2.81 MB)

Early Mobility in the Intensive Care Unit (PowerPoint Slide Presentation, 1.24 MB - Text Version; Facilitator Guide - Word File, 6.85 MB)

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Page last reviewed March 2017
Page originally created January 2017
Internet Citation: Early Mobility. Content last reviewed March 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/hais/tools/mvp/technical-bundles-earlymobility.html
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