Early Mobility

EARLY MOBILITY AND WY’EAST MEDICAL SPHM EQUIPMENT. Research has shown that Early Mobility positively affects every system of the body. It has been proven that implementing an early mobility program improves the rate and quality of the patient’s functional independence, muscle strength, quality of sleep, length of stay, and increases the likelihood of going home rather than to an extended care facility.
The chart below illustrates how Wy’East Medical’s SPHM products fit into each stage of an Early Mobility Program.

Patient Characteristics

Patient transitions to being medically stable.

Early Mobility Activities
  • Passive range of motion
  • Promote fluid shifting
  • Increase patient participation in repositioning and turning in bed

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Early Mobility and Equipment

  • PINK SLIP ® reduces friction, allowing the patient to assist with bed positioning.
  • The PINK SLIP can be placed under the patient’s heel to assist caregiver with bending and extending knee as well as abducting and adducting leg. (Avoid lifting heavy limbs during ROM).
  • The patient can be transferred onto the TOTALIFT in the stretcher position using the builtin transfer mechanism. Once on the TOTALIFT, the backrest can be raised and leg rest lowered to the chair position.
Patient Characteristics

Patient tolerating increased activity.

Early Mobility Activities
  • Sitting and balancing at bed edge.
  • Progress to higher level of tilt.

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Early Mobility and Equipment

  • The PINK SLIP can be placed under the patient’s heel for independent ROM.
  • The HIGHBACK SLING can be placed on a patient and attached to the AERIAL or DENALI. The patient can sit on the edge of the bed supported, securely and without risk of falling.
  • The PINK SLIP can assist with seated pivoting by placing under the patient’s bottom.
  • The TOTALIFT can be adjusted gradually from a lateral position to a full upright position.
Patient Characteristics

Patient stable: stronger in sitting position and tolerates more standing

Early Mobility Activities
  • Stand from a seated position.
  • Transfer to a chair.

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Early Mobility and Equipment

  • The TOTALIFT can be placed in the chair position and lowered. The patient will then hold onto the upper side rail, turn and put their feet on the ground. The caregiver then raises the chair, assisting the patient into a standing positition, safely testing and exercising their weight-bearing capacity.
  • A walking or sit to stand sling can be used with the DENALI to help the patient to a standing position.
  • Use the VISTA or SUMMIT (with or without footplate) sit-to-stands to assist with transfers to chair or commode.
  • Continue in-bed exercises and ROM using the PINK SLIP.
Patient Characteristics

Patient tolerating longer activity periods and walking – aim for discharge

Early Mobility Activities
  • Ongoing strengthening
  • Walking exercises
  • Continue transfer training and ambulation

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Early Mobility and Equipment

  • Continue in-bed exercises using the PINK SLIP.
  • Patient can be in a walking sling attached to the DENALI to safely ambulate in hallways, room or gym.
  • Sit-to-stand devices with removable footplates, such as the VISTA and SUMMIT, safely assist caregivers
    and patients with working towards independent transfers, ADLs and walking.