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SICU People Movers

Indiana University Health University Hospital (Indianapolis, Indiana)

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Project Topic

Improving mobility

CSI Participants

Megan Confer, RN, BSN
Melissa Trees, RN, BSN

Project Goals/Objectives

  1. To implement a mobility protocol on the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) to decrease patient length of stay
  2. To collaborate with staff nurses in learning about and using the protocol

Project Outcomes

  1. Decreased average length of stay 0.5 day
  2. This outcome resulted in a projected annual fiscal impact of $1,750,000.

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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.