The purpose of this study is to compare the outcomes associated with using a full-service mobility program including dedicated mobility staff, proper mobility equipment, and a software data collection tool to complete progressive upright mobility (PUM), which is the current standard of care. It is hypothesized that the use of a dedicated mobility team along with the proper mobility equipment will provide more efficient mobilization and lead to reduced length of stay, reduced ventilator days, fewer complications, fewer catheter days, a more frequent favorable discharge disposition, decreased cost of care, decreased readmissions, improved nursing satisfaction, and decreased caregiver injury rates.

PI: Kellie Girardot MSN, RN

Contact: kellie.girardot@parkview.com

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