Patient mobilisation: why the risk of falls should not be a barrier
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Patient mobilisation: why the risk of falls should not be a barrier

Erin Dean Health journalist

Bed may seem safe for older frail patients, but preventing deconditioning by supporting people to mobilise is a hallmark of holistic nursing care

With two older relatives in hospital in one year, retired senior nurse Anne Cooper was surprised to be told neither would be supported to mobilise until a physiotherapist had assessed them.

Nursing Older People. 34, 3, 6-8. doi: 10.7748/nop.34.3.6.s2

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