With changing health care, progressive care nurses are working in diverse practice settings to meet patient care needs. Progressive care is practiced along the continuum from the intensive care unit to home. The benefits of early progressive mobility are examined with a focus on the interdisciplinary collaboration for care in a transitional care program of a skilled nursing facility. The program’s goals are improved functional status, self-care management, and home discharge with reduced risk for hospital readmission. The core culture of the program is interdisciplinary collaboration and team partnership for care of patients and their families.
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Progressive Mobility As a Team Effort in Transitional Care
Margaret M. Ecklund, RN, MS, CCRN, ACNP-BC;
Margaret M. Ecklund is a lead advance practice nurse for the complex care transitional program in the Rochester General Health System, Rochester, New York.
Corresponding author: Margaret M. Ecklund, rn, ms, ccrn, acnp-bc, Rochester Regional Health System–Hill Haven Nursing and Transitional Care, 1425 Portland Avenue, Rochester NY 14621 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Crit Care Nurse (2015) 35 (3): 62–68.
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Margaret M. Ecklund, Jill W. Bloss; Progressive Mobility As a Team Effort in Transitional Care. Crit Care Nurse 1 June 2015; 35 (3): 62–68. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn2015622
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