Patient Safety Awareness Week: Get Moving!
Whether we're recovering from illness or surgery at the hospital or home, one thing is sure: movement is essential for a patient's recovery. Patients who get out of bed early and often recover more quickly and return home sooner.
Direct benefits include:
- Preserved muscle strength
- Better blood circulation
- Improved lung function
All three get patients feeling better faster and home sooner.
If a loved one is having mobility issues while in the hospital, have him or her talk to a nurse or physician.
Speaking of Moving...
If you become hospitalized, talk to your healthcare provider about reducing sedation and sleepiness due to medications. Staff can make you comfortable but want to help you avoid being too groggy or drowsy. This way, you can get up and moving more quickly and much more safely!