Benefits for nursing home and hospital
From our experience I know that using the Mobility Monitor enables us to be more focused in our approach. We can target the care measures according to the patients’ actual needs and prioritised according to the staff’s actual capacity.
If we project the Mobility Monitor concept to it’s logical conclusion then for certain stations we need a Mobility Monitor in every bed.
Where we nurses had to go on our gut-feeling in the past, we now have data from the Mobility Monitor to help us carry out assessments
Moreover the Mobility Monitor helps us apply nursing resources more focused and only where needed. This frees up valuable resources.
The Mobility Monitor can be integrated into various steps of the nursing care processes as a versatile tool, for instance for Assessment, Care planning and evaluation. Our experience shows that the focused measures taken based on the Mobility Monitor data, well reflected, lead to a significant improvement in the quality of life for the patient. The implementation of the Mobility Monitor needs good initial instruction because every tool is only as good as the person in whose hands the tool lies.
We have installed the Mobility Monitor across all homes in the group and have had spectacular results.
It is used by nursing staff as an assessment instrument and is rated very highly. To begin with we had one device per site, now we have several running per site. Due to the very good training and coaching during the run-in phase the device was well accepted by staff as a professional tool.
We use the Mobility Monitor instead of fall prevention floor mats. You can get around it, it is invisible and entirely discrete for the patient.
The edge of bed alarm enables us to be in the room while the patient is still seated on the edge of the bed. This helps us avoid more falls.
With the Mobility Monitor we can assess situations that were otherwise uncertain and with the data and insight obtained we can correct our therapy based on facts. Previously we could only judge if a patient was restless or not at the moment we entered the room. Now we get an overview of the entire night and can see that he may have only been restless the moment we came in, but the rest of the night slept perfectly well. Hence we don’t need to change our therapy plan unnecessarily.
Better quality of sleep – instruments such as the AMS make our work easier, ensure the health of our employees by reducing the strain on their backs, and improve our residents’ quality of sleep. My employees and I are excited about the AMS.
Advantage for cognitively impaired patients – if the nurses position cognitively impaired patients at night, they wake up and are then unable to get back to sleep after a prolonged period of restlessness. Thanks to the continuous mobilisation of the AMS, they sleep through the night and are fit to follow our therapies during the day.
Pressure ulcers healed – a resident returned from the hospital with a pressure ulcer with a diameter of 4 cm. We placed her on the AMS without positioning her and the pressure ulcer healed within a week – without us having to position her again. That surprised me very much.
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