AC FFC Tidbit of the Week for November 14, 2021: Grab a Seat

Look around your patient’s room. Is something missing? We know rooms are small and space is tight, but your patient’s room might be missing a key element that can help them recover and maintain their strength, skin integrity, and more: a chair! Every room should have a chair for the patient to help cue staff to get them out of bed, especially for meals. If you have to hunt down a chair on the unit, or bring one in from a storage closet, you may be less likely to transfer that patient out of bed, where they belong.

Mobility plans are only as good as how well we follow them with action. If a patient’s plan says to have them out of bed and into a chair for all meals, then set yourself up for success and be sure your patients have a chair to sit in.

Have a great week!

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