Corona Update: SURGE CAPACITY SOLUTIONS – The mobi is a mobile headwall (equipment consolidator) that can be set up in any space that has an electrical outlet: next to a chair, a bed, a cot in a hallway, a cafeteria, or anywhere patients need to be located. Click here for more information.

Early Patient Mobility


Hospital Overflow, Covid-19, Equipment Consolidator, Patient Mobility, Ambulation

May 12, 2021

Are Hospitals Ready for the Coronavirus? Preparing for Hospital overflow UPDATE Right now, hospitals in Spain and Italy have become hopelessly overwhelmed. Healthcare workers are releasing video clips that show coronavirus patients packed onto chairs and lying on floors, waiting…

Hospital Overflow, COVID-19, Patient Mobility, Equipment Consolidator

May 4, 2021

Are Hospitals Ready for the Coronavirus? On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) a “public health emergency of international concern;”1 a few weeks later, the Center for Disease Control & Prevention announced that…

Patient sitting with Mobigo ICU patient ambulation, hospital acquired illness,

April 27, 2021

MINIMIZING HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED Complications Recovering from a major illness or injury can be a slow and difficult process. But when patients are bed-bound, simply being in the hospital can add further complications. In the United States alone, 600,000 patients acquire healthcare-associated…

Neurological Benefits to Patient Mobility, Patient Ambulation, ICU, neuropsychiatric problems

April 19, 2021

Neurological Benefits with Patient Ambulation The fact that immobility causes muscle stiffness and weakness is familiar to anyone who sits in a chair for too long, but can immobility actually cause permanent nerve damage? Recent studies reveal that immobility during…

Livengood, Patient Mobility, Ambulation, Delirium, ABSDEF protocol, Cognitive Improvement

April 14, 2021

Emotion & Early PATIENT MOBILITY One critical factor in determining a patient’s capacity for early mobility is their mental state, which nurses judge on a case-by-case basis. But it turns out that early mobility can actually stimulate patients’ mental well-being…

livengood medical solution providing early patient mobility

April 6, 2021

Early Patient Ambulation: What Works Best As far back as 1949, Dr. D.J. Leithauser wrote that: Ten years ago early ambulation was considered a “crackpot” idea. Today it is recognized and is rapidly approaching a “must” procedure following surgical operation….

patient mobility, ambulation, staff availability, equipment, patient availability

March 30, 2021

Patient Ambulation Most medical practitioners are keenly aware of the benefits of early mobility—it improves patient recovery times, lowers the risk of complications, and shortens overall length of stay. So why has it been so difficult to implement? The most…

mobility and muscle retention woman and nurse with a mobilite

March 23, 2021

Choosing Your ICU Wisely Mobility is a key factor which advances healing during any hospitalization. In fact, the lack of mobility creates many problems that have for far too long been ignored by medical facilities. It is important to choose…

Doctors Performing Surgery In Hospital

September 17, 2020

Helping Hospitals Reduce Costs With Patient Ambulation Patient immobility is known to contribute to the buildup of fluid in the lungs and reduces the circulation of blood and lymph, which can worsen the effects of severe respiratory illness and increase…

patient ambulation wheelchair smiling

September 2, 2020

Helping Hospitals Reduce Costs With Patient Ambulation Early mobility (patient ambulation) protocols are first implemented, there is an increased cost in time for both the nursing and support staff. However, when early mobility protocols are implemented systemically, the overall improvement…

patient outcomes early mobility during COVID-19

June 8, 2020

Early Mobility & COVID-19 IMPROVING PATIENT OUTCOMES COVID-19 primarily attacks the lungs, and, although the virus itself is new, doctors are relying heavily on standard respiratory treatments (including early mobility) for the alleviation of COVID-19 symptoms (WHO 2020). In the…

Saving Vented Patients - Livengood Medical

May 26, 2020

Early Mobility & COVID-19 Saving Lives & Reducing Hospital Costs Since the rise of COVID-19, hospitals have been placed under enormous strain, trying to balance patient care with staff safety and best-practice protocols with financial survival. Now that COVID-19 is…

early mobility cost savings - Livengood

May 8, 2020

Early Mobility & LENGTH OF STAY Helping Hospitals Reduce Costs For hospitals, especially ICUs, reducing patient length of stay results in dramatic cost savings for both the individual patient and the hospital itself. Surveys done in both ICUs and across…

Early Mobility Post Stem Cell Replacement

October 13, 2015

On a recent trip to Arizona I met Woody, a patient at the Banner Gateway/ MD Anderson hospital. Woody is a 72 year old, retired long distance truck driver who has been battling leukemia for over a year. When we…

Livengood Early Mobility Solution Programs

June 4, 2015

CHECK OUT the June issue of JONA! We are pleased to announce that LIVENGOOD is highlighted in an article published in the June 2015 issue of JONA (The Journal of Nursing Administration). The article titled “Use of an Ambulation Platform Apparatus” addresses our joint study done with Medical Center of the Rockies discussing how The mobi reduced LOS and the number of Care Givers needed in each mobility event. We are very excited to be part of the solution for mobilizing patients.

Click here to read the full JONA Clinical Validation Study

Here is the link to the abstract.

Livengood Early Mobility Solution Programs

May 29, 2015

We are pleased to announce that LIVENGOOD will be highlighted in an article being published in the June 2015 issue of JONA (The Journal of Nursing Administration). The article titled “Use of an Ambulation Platform Apparatus” addresses our joint study done with Medical Center of the Rockies discussing how The mobi reduced LOS and the number of Care Givers needed in each mobility event. We are very excited to be part of the solution for mobilizing patients.

Livengood Early Mobility Solution Programs

December 16, 2014

The hardest part about losing weight isn’t always losing it, it can often be maintaining the loss. The same is true with most big changes, especially when the change involves multiple people. Many ICU departments are starting early mobility programs…

Livengood Early Mobility Solution Programs

November 12, 2014

80% of the sickest patients in the ICU will suffer from delirium. They have multiple risk factors that include immobility, medications for pain and sedation, and interrupted circadian rhythms, just to name a few. Delirium in the ICU will complicate…

Livengood Early Mobility Solution Programs

October 21, 2014

You might ask yourself what a physical therapist does in the ICU. That is a great question. The role of a P.T. in the ICU will vary from facility to facility. Some facilities have a dedicated P.T. who spends the…

Livengood Early Mobility Solution Programs

October 14, 2014

Are you looking to start an ICU early mobility program? If so, there are many factors that you’ll need to consider. One thing you need to think about is the current culture in your ICU. Is the culture to sedate…

Livengood Early Mobility Solution Programs

September 30, 2014

We’ve all woken up early in the morning really needing to pee, but are so tired that we try to just lie there a little longer. We all know that the second we finally commit to getting out of bed…

Livengood Early Mobility Solution Programs

September 24, 2014

On a recent trip to trial the LIVENGOOD mobi at Tulane Medical Center I had the pleasure of meeting Sarah. Sarah was a patient in the neurological ICU who had been on a ventilator for 3 weeks. During the placement…

Livengood Early Mobility Solution Programs

August 11, 2014

Please take a moment and read this article by InnovatioNews. Read Article

FORT COLLINS – Most people don’t want to stay in a hospital any longer than they absolutely have to. And while that’s primarily based on a person’s desire simply to be well again and get back home, there are other factors that weigh in favor of getting out of that hospital bed as soon as possible. Read Article

What Customers Say


“6 months ago we implemented 12 mobis into our early mobility program. We have a very diverse population on our ICU and having the option of mobilizing them in a way that is helpful and assistive to staff while instilling confidence in the patient and family is great. We’re still working to figure out our ideal workflow but it’s given us concrete examples of how even our sicker vented patients can get mobilized safely and efficiently.”

Mark Rohlfing
RN, BSN Clinical Operations Manager Intensive Care Unit
Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital - Muncie, IN

“After completing a research study with the LIVENGOOD mobi on our post trauma/surgical floor, I realized its potential to decrease length of stay, help with staff efficiency and empower patients to be independent.”

Lorrie Henecke
MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, CNRN Clinical Nurse Specialist
Medical Center of the Rockies, Loveland, CO

“We are so excited that the mobi helped us ambulate our very first vented patient.”

Esther Vandermeulen
University Health System - San Antonio, TX

“The LIVENGOOD mobi is very user friendly, safe and a great solution to use minimal staff and be able to contain all of the patient’s equipment.”

Michael Saccone
Saint Joseph's Hospital - Syracuse, NY

“I think the LIVENGOOD mobi will revolutionize the way we mobilize patients in the ICU. I saw patients mobilize sooner and with less anxiety with the mobi. One young patient was even able to walk outside with the mobi and her portable vent. Having the mobi made mobility a real team effort, not just a P.T. activity.”

Terra Terwilliger
PT, DPT - Adult Inpatient Physical Therapist
Rehab Services University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview Health System

“The LIVENGOOD platform allows my patients to be active and independent without attention being diverted to multiple lines, an oxygen tank, and other medically necessary devices. It allows patients to have hope and a sense of “normalcy”, which so often is lost after trauma or surgery.”

Jessica Gilbert
Staff Physical Therapist - Medical Center of The Rockies -Loveland, CO

“Six years ago I was introduced to the LIVENGOOD mobi. This piece of equipment has been life changing for my patients. I am now able to consolidate all of the patient’s medical devices onto an easy to push mobile platform, therefore freeing up both of my hands to safely assist my patient.”

Tanya Kensley
Poudre Valley Hospital -Fort Collins, CO

“Mobility is Life, the mobi platform will help patients move again.”

Blas Villa
University Health System - San Antonio, TX

“I was at NTI in Boston (2013) and, during the exhibit portion, I wandered across the LIVENGOOD booth. At that moment, I knew our hospital needed this mobi for our open heart recovery program. I worked with a Clinical Nurse Specialist to write a grant for this product. I am so excited to bring the mobi to our program.”

Celina Adams
John C. Lincoln - Phoenix, AZ

“We walked a vented patient with the mobi and it was awesome! This helped her physically and emotionally.”

Natalie Hariel
Tulane Medical Center - New Orleans, LA

“I am a nurse in a cardiovascular ICU… Our goal for patients is to ambulate to the chair 2 hours after extubation, often the evening of surgery day. Our patients are up and walking with central venous catheters, swan ganz catheters, chest tubes, foley catheters, and with IV medications infusing. The ambulation of these patients would not be possible without the mobi walker. Every bit of equipment that these patients need can be carried on the walker while providing the stability of a standard walker… It is an essential piece of equipment for us and we couldn’t provide the care and therapies we do without it.”

Katherine Whitfield
Athens Regional Medical Center - Athens, GA

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