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New 

Advisory

 Board 

We're pleased and humbled to announce the addition of our new esteemed advisory board members.

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Overzealous in preventing falls, hospitals are producing an ‘epidemic of immobility’ in elderly patients

Insights from Industry Experts

Early Mobility

Leading the Way in Early Mobility and Rehabilitation in the ICU

Christiane Perme

Mrs. Perme has extensive experience in treating adult patients in Intensive Care Unit with special interest in patients

requiring mechanical ventilation. She is an experienced speaker nationally and internationally, including Russia (2014), Brazil (2010, 2012, 2013, 2015), Nigeria (2011) and at the World

Physical Therapy Congress in Spain (2003), Canada (2007),
Netherlands (2011).

Dr. Dale Needham

The Time is Now

Dr. Dale Needham

Dr Dale Needham is an Intensivist and Medical Director of the Critical Care Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD and a Professor in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University. He is Director of the Outcomes After Critical Illness & Surgery (OACIS) group at Johns Hopkins University, that is a multi-disciplinary clinical and research team focused on research and quality improvement projects to improve the outcomes of ICU patients.

Dr. Dale Needham

Overcoming Barriers to Early Mobility with Dr. Dale Needham

Dr. Dale Needham Part 2

Early Mobility in the Intensive Care Unit is safe and beneficial for patients. However, there are many barriers that can be challenging to overcome. Dr. Needham is the senior author on a recent review of barriers and strategies to help integrate Early Mobility into routine clinical care.
(Dubb et al. Barriers and Strategies for Early Mobilization of Patients in Intensive Care Units. Annals ATS 2016 (May); 13(5): 724-730). www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26829589

Learning from Space Environments

  • Studies on Astronauts and space induced elimination of Gravity (Gz-head to toe gravity) versus bed rest elimination of gravity (even though Gx-transverse gravity) still occurs, showed remarkably similar physiological impairments as a result of BED REST ALONE

  • Even in healthy, peak fitness astronauts

  • Critical illness complexity of dysfunction 

Pavy-LeTraonA,HeerM,NariciMV,Rittweger, J.VernikosJ. From space to Earth: advances in humanphysiology from 20 years of bed rest studies (1986–2006).EurJApplPhysiol2007) 101:143–194

A huge difference!  Start mobilizing day one!

Young Businesswomen

Consulting

Build a foundation on culture change

Early Mobility is now offering consulting services.  The team we have assembled has 100+ years of consulting experience and are the foremost experts on Early Mobility practices.