Why falls risk shouldn’t be a barrier to mobilisation
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Why falls risk shouldn’t be a barrier to mobilisation

Erin Dean Health journalist

Bed may seem the safest place for older or frail patients, but preventing deconditioning by supporting people to move around is a hallmark of holistic 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 assessed them.

Nursing Standard. 37, 4, 35-37. doi: 10.7748/ns.37.4.35.s18

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