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Positive Eight

Positive Eight

Acute Care - Positive Eight: Sufficient space, proper aids and correct working techniques

  1. The core pre-requisites improve the early mobilisation of patients
  2. Improved vital bodily functions, such as the heart, lungs, circulation, skin and musculoskeletal system
  3. Reduced immobility acquired complications such as pressure injuries, thrombosis, neuromuscular dysfunction, impaired pulmonary function, UTI and risk of falls
  4. Improved rate of patient recovery and quality of life. Decreased length of hospital stay
  5. Reduced need for assistance through more mobile, less dependent patient
  6. Reduced strain on the staff resulting in fewer related injuries will improve staff productivity
  7. Better physical and psychological well-being health of staff will improve retention as a result of less sick leave and turnover
  8. Improved quality of care outcomes with improved financial outcomes for hospital