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Get Up and Move: Early Progressive Mobility

WakeMed Cary Hospital (Cary, North Carolina)

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Project Topic

Early Progressive Mobility

CSI Participants

Ashley Ritchie, RN, BSN
Laura Bell, RN, BS
Tammy Fralin-Mosier, ADN, RN, CCRN
Linde Hawkins, ADN, RN-BC
Kelly Henderson, RN, BS

Project Goals/Objectives

  1. To decrease ventilator days by 25 percent
  2. To decrease length of stay (LOS) for NPPV patients one day
  3. To increase positive patient outcomes

Project Outcomes

  1. Reduced ventilator days 35 percent
  2. Reduced average ICU LOS 1.38 days
  3. These outcomes resulted in a projected annual fiscal impact of $898,380.

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The AACN CSI Academy program supports change projects based on quality improvement methods. Although CSI teams seek to ensure linkage between their project and clinical/fiscal outcomes, data cannot be solely attributed to the project and are estimations of impact.