RESULTS: Out of 26 patients admitted to the RSDU, the average age was 68.8 years with more male (83.3%) patients than female (16.7%). There was a good distribution among various races, majority being Caucasians. Of our 26 patients, there were 84 total nurse-driven physical therapy encounters. These sessions mostly included passive range of motion within the bed or out of bed to chair. During these 84 sessions, there were 11 adverse effects including desaturation to less than 88% and tachycardia with a heart rate greater than 130, which resolved with rest. There were no serious adverse effects in our patient cohort.The average length of stay for these patients was 6.7 days (excluding two outliers who stayed in the RSDU for over 4 months due to social reasons) with an 8.3% chance of readmission within 30 days. The majority of the patients admitted to the step down unit were either discharged home (41.7%) or to skilled nursing facilities (37.5%).