Assign Roles and Responsibilities
Once you have set your goals, next step is to assign your team, and define roles and responsibilities. Getting buy in form your key stakeholders up front will save you a lot of time and energy later.
More than 70 strategies are available to overcome barriers to early mobility3*
1. *Achieved with physical therapist participation in mobility. Garzon-Serrano J, Ryan C, Waak K, Hirschberg R, et al. Early mobilization in critically ill patients: Patients’ mobilization level depends on health care provider’s profession. PM R. 2011;3(4):307–313. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2010
2. *With early mobility therapy vs. standard care, where 35% of patients regained independent status. Schweickert WD, Pohlman MC, Pohlman AS, et al. Early physical and occupational therapy in mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2009;373:1874 – 1882.
3. *As identified in survey. Dubb R, Nydahl P, Hermes C, et al. Barriers and strategies for early mobilization of patients in intensive care units. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016;13(5):724 – 730.