AC FFC Tidbit of the Week for June 27, 2021: Talk Mobility During Bedside Reports

Bedside reports are a great opportunity to update a patient’s mobility score for the day and communicate it to the healthcare team, including nurses coming on shift. If a person’s mobility score indicates that they should be up and transferring to a chair or walking, this gives the team a chance to discuss the score with the patient and make plans for their physical activity for the day.

While you hopefully won’t approach it the way the doctor is in the cartoon below, having a team consistently discuss mobility goals together with the patient may help increase a reluctant patient’s willingness to engage in physical activity that they are capable of doing. Give it a try!

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