Safe Transfers and Mobility Training Videos: Sixteen stand-alone training videos on this page created by the CAPTURE Falls Team demonstrate safe strategies for assisting patients with a variety of movement tasks ranging from rolling in bed to assisting a fall. These videos can be used as tools for staff education on this topic.
Safe Transfers and Mobility Action Plan:The Safe Transfers and Mobility Action Plancreated by the UNMC CAPTURE Falls Team can be used to set priorities and document progress towards improving your facility’s approach to promote safe patient transfers and mobility.
Mobility Toolkit:The Mobility Change Package and Toolkit created by Sharon Inouye, MD, MPH is a rich evidence-based resource to help your organization implement a mobility program. Example resources within this toolkit include staff training protocols for how to safely mobilize patients, a progressive mobility protocol for patients, assessments that nursing staff can use to determine a patient’s appropriateness for mobility, and suggestions of measures to assess your organization’s progress with a mobility program.
Safe Patient Handling: The Safe Patient Handling App from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can be used to support nurse clinical-decision making regarding how to safely assist patients with mobility.
Algorithm for Patient Mobilization:Tool 3K: Algorithm for Mobilizing Patients in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Fall Prevention Toolkit can be used to support nurse clinical-decision making regarding when to initiate patient mobilization and when to refer to physical and/or occupational therapy.
Mobilization Test:The ICU Mobilization Test, originally intended to assess the potential for safe mobility of patients on mechanical ventilation, could be used to assess any patient’s potential for safe mobility.
Banner Mobility Assessment Tool:The Banner Mobility Assessment can be used by nurses to guide decision-making for patient mobility, including the need for safe patient handling equipment and physical therapy referral.
Safe Mobilization Tools:A variety of tools from the Clinical Excellence Commission of the New South Wales (Australia) Ministry of Health provide guidance on terminology used to describe assistance levels, an algorithm and tip sheet for how to mobilize patients, and videos of various assistive devices.