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  1. Marcarian, Taline PhD, RN, CCRN-CSC
  2. Obreja, Valentina DNP, AG/AC NP-BC, CCRN, CMC, PHN, EBP-C
  3. Murray, Katrine MSN, RN, CCRN, NE-BC
  4. Meltzer, Joseph S. MD
  5. Miller, Pamela S. PhD, RN, ACNP, CNS, PHN, EBP(CH)


Early mobility contributes to improved patient outcomes and reduced hospital length of stay during acute and intensive care hospitalization. The Bedside Mobility Assessment Tool was implemented in a cardiothoracic intensive care unit during participation in a nationwide evidence-based quality improvement initiative. One outcome included a high level of mobility that was sustained over time. Using the Dynamic Sustainability Framework model, this article describes the key components that contributed to this sustained mobility performance over 4 years.