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  1. Kalisch, Beatrice J. PhD, RN, FAAN
  2. Dabney, Beverly Waller MS, RN
  3. Lee, Soohee MS, RN


This article examines literature that provides evidence about the safety of mobilizing hospitalized adults. A search of electronic databases and hand searches yielded 24 studies that were included in the review. Evidence of mobilization safety was found in 4 clinical settings (medical, surgical, cardiac procedure, and intensive care), and the findings from these studies suggest that early mobilization of hospitalized adults is safe.