In the study group, majority of the patients (20) (80%) could be ambulated
within 5-12 hours, 1 could be ambulated
within 4 hours, 2 cases could ambulate within 25-4 hours and the remaining 2 cases could ambulate within 49-72 hours (Chi square- 42.
Chick 1, the oldest chick at presentation (53 days old), was hesitant to stand and ambulated
by partially bearing weight on both wings.
Selection criteria included anticipated LOS of at least 3 days; age 18 or older; medical order for ambulation; oriented to time, person, and place; no requirement to stay within the hospital room; and able to be ambulated
with the assistance of one or two persons.
The patients in the control group were neurologically intact, ambulated
patients with musculoskeletal symptoms.
Of these 19 participants, 12 were transported in wheelchairs by an aide, while seven ambulated
to the sessions on their own using walkers.
During 30 days of observation following percutaneous deployment of the device in large animal studies, subjects showed no bleeding complications, ambulated
normally, and were free from infection, swelling, and hemotoma.
None of the participants ambulated
with any type of overhead system to offload body weight.
That is, those who ambulated
later were more likely to not be discharged home.
The subjects were allowed to choose which leg will be used for non-weight bearing (NWB) and they ambulated
at a self-selected pace.
Advocate for Oklahoma to formulate and adopt legislation that requires all hospitals, extended care facilities, free standing surgery units, clinics and any facility in the State of Oklahoma where patients are transferred, repositioned, turned, ambulated
or otherwise manually moved by nurses, except of those facilities exempt from state law, to implement policies and procedures for safe patient handling and mobility.
15) With the use of CMLs, the patient ambulated
without the use of an assistive device with much less effort from the physical therapist.
In the experimental group, patients ambulated
4 hours post-procedure and in the control group, patients ambulated
only after 12 to 24 hours bed rest.