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Acute Care Mobility Gallery

Acute care is for patients with frequent and rapidly changing needs. The condition and mobility levels vary greatly from patient to patient and can change from hour-to-hour. The acute care Mobility Gallery can help to guide healthcare facilities by assessing and communicating what equipment and caregiver skills is needed to meet the mobility requirements of each individual patient’s mobility needs, from Albert to Emma.
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Meet the patients

Acute care is characterised by a patient population who are at the hospital temporarily to receive medical diagnosis and care. Broad variations in medical conditions as well as their dependency levels, can increase the challenges faced by caregivers and healthcare facilities when it comes to meeting their mobility needs. Mobility, as well as the patients’ independence, largely determines the physical assistance they need and the physical loads (static and dynamic) on the caregivers. The acute care patients go from Albert, Barbara, Carl, Doris and Emma, each representing different mobility and caregiver needs.
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Albert

This patient is able to perform daily activities independently without assistance from another person.
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Barbara

This patient is partially capable of performing daily activities independently and the assistance she requires is not generally too demanding for the caregiver.
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Carl

This patient is incapable of performing daily activities independently or actively contributing in any substantial or reliable way.
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Doris

This patient is incapable of performing daily activities independently or actively contributing in any substantial or reliable way.
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Emma

This patient is incapable of performing daily activities independently or actively contributing to their care or transfers.
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The Positive Eight

The Positive Eight philosophy visualises the potential positive effects that arise from improving or maintaining a person’s mobility through application of the best care skills, an efficient work environment and the proper equipment.

Download materials

In order to ensure that you are best able to meet the needs of your residents/patients, we have compiled a series of informative documents to advise you on how to understand the varying levels of functional mobility, and how to utilise our products and solutions in the most effective way.