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Keywords

coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, mobility, progressive mobility, progressive upright mobility

 

Authors

  1. Girardot, Kellie MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC
  2. Pancake, LeAnn MPT, PT

Abstract

The detrimental effects of immobility are well documented in the literature, yet immobility still plagues the hospitalized adult. As the influx of COVID-19 patients began, patient mobility was further compromised. The purpose of this quality improvement project was to assess the impact of COVID mobility teams, composed of deployed coworkers, on COVID-19-positive and person under investigation patient outcomes. Using mobility teams improved mobility in COVID-positive and person under investigation patients. Increasing patient mobility results in improved patient outcomes by preventing hospital-acquired functional decline, preventing intensive care unit transfers, and decreasing length of stay.