Physiotherapist, Swift Current
Project: Get Up, Get Dressed, Get Moving: Changing the culture of acute care from gowns and rest to clothing and mobility
The aim of Curtis Newton’s CQIP project was to increase observed independence mobility by 10% in Units 1 and 2 at Cypress Hills Regional Hospital in Swift Current. Newton engaged patient family advisors, leaders and frontline staff to talk about mobility as part of this project. While a driver in was to get patients wearing their own clothes, Newton found that an increase in mobility – to 85% and 67% in Units 1 and 2 – after implementation was because of a change in culture.