Nurses’ Perceptions of Barriers to Out -of -Bed Activities Among Patients Receiving Mechanical Ventilation

Author(s): Dawn Cooper, MS, CCRN, CCNS, Monica Gasperini, BSN, RN, CCRN, and Janet A. Parkosewich, DNSc, RN

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Jun 28, 2023

Topics: Pulmonary, Research

Population: Adult

Role: Educator

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Delays in early patient mobility are common in critical care areas. Oral intubation with mechanical ventilation is negatively associated with out-of-bed activities. The objective of this research study is to explore nurses’ mobility practices for patients with oral intubation and mechanical ventilation and identify barriers related to patient, nurse, and environment-of-care factors specific to this population.


  • List consequences of prolonged bedrest in critically ill patients.
  • Describe methods for examining patient/nurse/environmental barriers to mobilizing patients with oral intubation and mechanical ventilation.
  • Discuss implications that the results of this study have on mobility practices of critical care nurses.

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This activity has been reviewed by the Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified for any individual with the ability to influence the content of this activity. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN or ANCC approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


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