Benefits of creating and sustaining a clinical outcomes program

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20+ years, 900 successful programs and millions of safe patient mobilizations

Trust that our experienced team of licensed clinicians and highly trained Mobility Coaches will partner to solve core needs, and create sustainable culture change that will lead to measurable quantitative and qualitative ROI impact guaranteed.

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Staff challenges

  • Nursing assistants 2nd highest and RNs 6th highest number of musculoskeletal disorders in the US1

  • 46% of all nurse-related injury is related to overexertion, 27.7% (5,490 cases) of the days-away-from-work cases involving RNs resulted in injuries to the back and required a median recovery time of 7 days2

  • It is estimated that the impact of COVID will leave the country with a nursing shortage totaling 1.1 million by 20223
  • Patient immobility also contributes to these additional patient challenges:

    Muscle strength

    • Skeletal muscle strength decreases 4-5% every week of bed rest leading to deconditioning4
    • 1 day of bed rest equals two weeks of reconditioning to restore baseline muscle strength5

    Falls

    • It is estimated that an average of 30% of patient falls result in an injury6
    • Patient’s length of stay increases by 6.3 days7 with an associated average cost of an additional $6,694 per fall.8

    Patient care

    • 1 out of every 4-5 patients in the ICU will develop a pressure injury9
    • Cost of individual patient care ranges from $20,900 to $151,700 per pressure injury10

    Facilities that place a focus on mobility, early and regularly, witnessed the following:

    The four steps of a successful clinical outcomes program:

    1. Assess

    • Facility risk assessment
    • Gap Analysis
    • Establish program goals and KPIs

    2. Implement

    • Train on patient assessment programs
    • Coach unit champions
    • Daily in-unit staff training

    3. Manage

    • Patient mobility best practices
    • Attend committee meetings
    • Regular clinical consultative visits

    4. Measure

    • Onsite (daily presence) bedside assistance and rounding
    • Mobility Cloud Software analysis and review with C-Suite, program sponsors and unit directors and managers

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    References:

    1. US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Table 16. Number, incidence rate, and median days away from work for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work and musculoskeletal disorders by selected worker occupation and ownership, 2014. http://www.bls.gov/news.release/osh2.t16.htm.
    2. US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational injuries and illnesses among registered nurses, 2018. https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2018/article/pdf/occupational-injuries-and-illnesses-among-registered-nurses.pdf.
    3. Love, R and Pianko, D. Fortune. America’s nurse shortage is a crisis in the making. Training nurses to be leaders could solve it. May 2021. https://fortune.com/2021/05/18/nurse-shortage-retirement-crisis-covid-training-leadership/. (Accessed September 13, 2021)
    4. Marusic U, et al. Nonuniform loss of muscle strength and atrophy during bed rest: a systematic review. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2021;131(1):194-206.
    5. Grady, K. The Algorithmic Society. How To Survive Your Hospital Stay: A Patient’s Guide. March 24, 2018. https://medium.com/the-algorithmic-society/how-to-survive-your-hospital-stay-a-patients-guide-b483348e6468.
    6. Hitcho E, et al: Characteristics and circumstances of falls in a hospital setting. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2004;19(7):732-739. doi:10.1111/j.1525-1497.2004.30387.x.
    7. Wong C, et al: The Cost of Serious Fall-Related Injuries at Three Midwestern Hospitals. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 2011;37(2).
    8. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Estimating the Additional Hospital Inpatient Cost and Mortality Associated With Selected Hospital-Acquired Conditions. November 2017. https://www.ahrq.gov/hai/pfp/haccost2017-results.htm. (Accessed March 3, 2021)
    9. Chaboyer WP, Thalib L, Harbeck EL, Coyer FM, Blot S, Bull CF, Nogueira PC, Lin FF. Incidence and Prevalence of Pressure Injuries in Adult Intensive Care Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Crit Care Med. 2018 Nov;46(11):e1074-e1081.
    10. Tubaishat A, Papanikolaou P, Anthony D, Habiballah L. Pressure Ulcers Prevalence in the Acute Care Setting: A Systematic Review, 2000-2015. Clinical Nursing Research. 2018;27(6):643-659.