Search Tag: Mobility

ICU Management

North Carolina’s Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Selects Patient SafetyNet™ and Radius-7™

2016 13 Jan

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) and Appalachian Regional Healthcare System announced that Watauga Medical Center in Boone is the first hospital in North Carolina to install Masimo Patient SafetyNet, a remote monitoring and clinician notification system, and Radius-7, a patient-worn monitor that is designed to allow for patient mobility along with continuous monitoring.“We... Read more

Executive Health Management

In-hospital Mobility Works for Patients’ Posthospital Function

2016 17 Jun

Decreased mobility during hospitalisation for older adults is associated with increased risk of death, nursing home admission and functional decline. University of Alabama at Birmingham investigators found that patients who participated in a mobility programme were less likely to experience a decline in mobility when compared to the usual care provided... Read more

ICU Management

Measuring Physical Function of ICU Patients

2016 24 Jan

The Acute Care Index of Function (ACIF) — developed for neurological patients — can be used to measure physical function in ICU patients, according to a study published in the journal Heart & Lung. ACIF scores also strongly predict the likelihood of discharge home compared to another facility. Early mobilisation of ICU patients results in shorter duration... Read more

ICU Management

Implementing an ICU Mobility Programme: Management Challenges

2015 01 Sep

The challenges of addressing ICU-acquired weakness with a mobility programme are the focus of a recent article in Clinics in Chest Medicine. While the cause of ICU-acquired weakness is known and physical therapy and mobility during acute illness is a proven intervention that is not prohibitively expensive implementation in ICUs lags behind. Authors... Read more

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