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 Case Study
Safer Mobility Case Study: Roy Arterburn
Safer Mobility Case Study: Roy Arterburn
“The first time out of bed I had an IV pole and I had to pull it behind me while leaning my other arm over my wife. I almost fell over an uneven spot in the flooring when the IV pole tipped. The next day I received the mobi and P.T. hooked up my IV and oxygen. I was able to do three laps around the unit without any help. I don’t know why every hospital doesn’t have these!” – Roy Arterburn
Roy Arterburn ( 82 y.o.) entered Poudre Valley Hospital with complaints of lower abdominal pain and new onset anorexia. After days of being in bed and undergoing multiple tests to discern the cause of his symptoms he desperately wanted to get up and start moving. He was cleared to walk with his wife’s assistance. Roy immediately became aware how difficult it was to walk with his IV pole and his oxygen. At one point his IV pole hit a transition spot in the flooring and nearly tipped over causing Roy and his wife to lose their balance. Discouraged, he began to limit his walking to just getting up to use the bathroom when his nurse was present to assist. During his stay, Roy had his gallbladder removed.
That same day he was evaluated by a physical therapist who introduced him to the LIVENGOOD mobi. She hooked up Roy’s IV and oxygen to the mobi which enabled him to get up and walk, completing three laps around the nursing unit. The mobi gave him the independence to walk 4-5 times a day throughout his stay. Roy recovered quickly and discharged to his home rather than a rehab facility.
*Case Study and photographic images used with patient permission
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.”
“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.”
“We are so excited that the mobi helped us ambulate our very first vented patient.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Mobility is Life, the mobi platform will help patients move again.”
“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.”
“We walked a vented patient with the mobi and it was awesome! This helped her physically and emotionally.”
“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.”
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