An Interdisciplinary Approach: Answering the How, When, and Where of Early Mobility Technology

Source : International Journal of SPHM.
Evidence supporting frequent and progressive early mobility is well established, such that many clinicians recognize the benefits of early mobility on the human body. Practically, however, patients still suffer deleterious effects of bed rest while hospital-acquired conditions from immobility are still being reported. We propose that practical knowledge about early mobility technology will enhance clinical decision-making so that early mobility can be accomplished more easily, safely, effectively, and efficiently. We summarize the advantages, disadvantages, methods of use, and pricing so that clinicians are prepared to recommend or utilize technology in early mobility efforts. This article serves as a bridge connecting the substantiated reasons why we do early mobility to the practical applications of how, when, and where we do early mobility in, around, and beyond the bed.

Anthropometric Data for Wheelchair Users: A Systematic Literature Review

Cette étude caractérise et compare la littérature disponible sur les données anthropométriques des utilisateurs de fauteuils roulants afin de permettre une meilleure compréhension et une meilleure utilisation des données dans les études futures. Les 41 études sélectionnées pour inclusion manquent de cohérence en ce qui concerne les mesures collectées, les échantillons utilisés et les méthodes appliquées, ce qui rend difficile la comparaison correcte des bases de données et des populations et la conception appropriée des espaces et des équipements.