Early Progressive Mobility in the ICU – AACN Clinical Scene Investigator Academy Project, is the latest webcast from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) ICU Liberation series, held in collaboration with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and Project Dispatch, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Under the guidance of the AACN Clinical Scene Investigator (CSI) Academy, Duke Raleigh Hospital’s medical-surgical intensive care unit (ICU) implemented an early progressive mobility protocol.
The goal was to decrease ICU lengths of stay and ventilator days, while increasing mobility and positive patient outcomes through reduced incidence of hospital-acquired infections (HAI) and complications. Since implementation, they have experienced a large number of successful outcomes and a strengthened ICU team, and have created a collaborative interprofessional culture in their unit.
In this session, Cheryl L. Esbrook, OTR/L,BCPR, Katherine Geyer, BSN, RN, CCRN, CNIV, and Kristin Merritt, MSN, MBA/HCM, RN, NE-BC, CCRN, discuss the team’s approach to implementation, project planning, and protocol structure. They also highlight challenges, qualitative and quantitative outcomes, and meaningful patient stories.
Cheryl L. Esbrook, Katherine Geyer, Kristin Merritt