Effects of an Electronic Health Record Tool on Team Communication and Patient Mobility: A 2-Year Follow-up Study

Author(s): Robert Anderson, DNP, APRN, CNP, CCRN

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP C 1.00

Expires Apr 01, 2023

Topics: Communication, Patient Safety

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Safely and effectively mobilizing critically ill patients requires the engagement of all care team members. Team collaboration ensures that all aspects of a patient’s clinical condition and upcoming plan of care are considered as the mobility care plan is developed. This collaboration ensures patient safety and progression toward individualized mobility goals. Electronic health record–based communication tools (EHR-CTs) improve interprofessional communication among team members and patient outcomes.


  • Define how standardized communication tools can effectively measure a patient's progression toward a mobility goal.
  • List three benefits for using electronic health record-based communication tools to improve patient outcomes.
  • Analyze how nurses can facilitate interprofessional communication about a patient's mobility progression and achievements in your own unit.

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