SESSION TITLE: Education, Research, and Quality Improvement II
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: To improve the mobility of patients before their discharge from the Intensive Care Unit at Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC) at Middletown, New York.
METHODS: We used a Fishbone analysis to study the prevalent barriers to the early mobilization of patients in the ICU at ORMC. We devised an intervention plan based on the physical therapist participation in the daily multidisciplinary rounds in the ICU. Physical therapists made independent recommendations for selecting patients who could benefit from physical therapy. We collected data for the total number of physical therapy consults per month, mobility scores of the individual ICU patients undergoing physical therapy on a 10 points scale (Piva, 2015) and the average length of stay (LOS). Intervention plan started on September 2015. Data collected during post-intervention months September-November, 2015 was compared to the data from August 2015 (baseline month). We also performed a cost saving analysis for the ICU using a validated financial model (Lord RK1, 2013).