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Coconut Point Resort and Spa

International Conference
April 13-15, 2022 | Ft. Myers, Florida

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The first 50 registrants will be entered in a “Super-Early Bird” prize drawing for an extended stay hotel package that includes:

  • Free room for Friday and Saturday night at the conference resort.

  • Family tickets for Sunset dolphin cruise on Friday night after the conference.

  • Coupons to use at the Resort Spa.

  • Free meals at the resort for Friday dinner, Saturday Breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast.

Conference Breakout sessions

You will have the option to attend 4 of the following sessions during the breakout sessions at the conference. Please indicate on the registration form your top 4 choices as well as next 4 choices if top choices are already full, as they will be capped at 20 per session to ensure a quality hands-on experience. 


Clinical decision-making in the ICU: In this session, groups will work through a clinical scenario that challenges them to consider medical stability according to published safety parameters, ventilator settings etc. Teams will discuss lines / tubes and drains, and when to progress or when to pause or discontinue mobility activities based on medical condition. 


Bariatric Mobility: In this session teams will work through a clinical case scenario for mobilizing a patient of size. They will discuss how to safely mobilize patients of size across the care continuum. The team will be challenged to consider how to achieve effective levels of mobilization while preserving patient dignity and security, and safety for all involved. 


Mobility Screening and Choosing appropriate equipment: In this session teams will work through clinical case scenarios and discuss how to use an interdisciplinary mobility screening tool to help determine the appropriate safe patient handling and mobility devices to safely achieve the patient’s mobility goal. 


Building Mobility IN to daily Nursing Care: This session will review daily nursing activities and discuss how to optimize mobility during daily care. The team will be guided through clinical case scenarios and will decide together how to optimize mobility for the given cases.


Managing the tension between falls and mobility: In this session, teams will be presented with a variety of clinical scenarios requiring critical thinking to balance how to safely mobilize patients who are at high risk for falls. Teams will problem-solve through traditional fall-prevention strategies and discuss best practices for achieving safe mobility without increasing fall risk. 


Optimizing safe mobility for patients who require total or maximal assistance, or can do very little: In this session, teams will work through clinical case scenarios to come up with effective treatment and care interventions that maximize mobility and the medical foundation needed for functional mobility. 


Patient support and education across care transitions: In this session, led by patient survivors, teams will discuss the gaps and challenges of care transitions from the patient perspective, and will identify ways to build support networks and support patients after discharge from the hospital. 


Interdisciplinary rounds for mobility: This small group session will engage teams in discussing the roles of each discipline including the patient perspective and how to include safe mobility in daily or weekly team rounds. Teams will be provided with templates to guide facilitated discussions. 


Designing effective Early Mobility Simulation Training: In this small group session, teams will discuss best practices for designing simulation training for safe patient mobility. Groups will discuss how to make this “Live” in their own facilities.


How to change your culture and improve compliance: This small group session will discuss common barriers to culture change, challenge attendees to identify YOUR culture in your facility or on your unit, and you will leave the session with tips and strategies to promote a culture of mobility in your own facility


Developing Mobility Dashboards and using Metrics to drive outcomes: In this small group session, teams will discuss the most important outcomes to measure the impact of your early mobility program. Discussion will include where to find the data, who to connect with in your facility to help develop a dashboard, and how to use the data to improve your program. 


Building your Safe Patient Mobility Interdisciplinary team: In this small group session, teams will use a mock meeting agenda template, and will work through what an Interdisciplinary team meeting looks like. Team roles and responsibilities will be included in how to troubleshoot problems and barriers in your Safe Patient Mobility Program. 


Research: In this session teams will discuss the state of the Safe Patient Mobility research and gaps in the research. Guidance will be provided on how to begin research and resources to help mentor you through the process. 


Building the business case for Safe Patient Mobility: Teams in this session will discuss the business case for Safe Patient Mobility. Connecting the links between patient and caregiver safety, outcomes and potential cost savings for the facility. Teams will discuss how to explain data to help decision-makers understand the advantages of fully funding Safe Patient Mobility programs.