Refining, Implementing and Evaluating a Neuro Early Mobilization Protocol in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit Public Deposited

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  • March 19, 2019
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  • Brissie, Megan
    • Affiliation: School of Nursing
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  • Patients admitted to the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSICU) often suffer from neurological injuries, which can affect their long-term functional outcome. These patients are often admitted to the NSICU for prolonged periods of time, frequently requiring ventilator assistance, as a result of their neurological illness. If these patients are not mobilized, they are at greater risk of increased morbidity, mortality, infection, hospital costs, and prolonged hospital stays as a result of immobilization. In addition, patients in the NSICU often require special considerations and monitoring when implementing early mobilization efforts. Few studies have evaluated the safety and feasibility of using an early mobilization protocol designed for the NSICU. The goal of this project was to design, implement, and evaluate a Neuro Early Mobilization Protocol to be used by the staff of the NSICU.
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  • Jordan, Joseph
  • Zomorodi, Meg
  • Beeber, Anna
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  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2015
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  • Chapel Hill, NC
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