The Road to MiM
Mobility is Medicine was founded in 2017 to foster collaboration and innovation among MiM industry stakeholders, and promote safer mobility practices for health-care workers and patients.
Identification of key industry players
Interprofessional team meets to discuss the future of the industry
Review of existing standards: ANA, VA, OSHA
Tools to determine ROI for mobility programs are created
MiM team begins to create roadmap for future mobility industry
Call for industry innovation for 2018 conference
Key representatives join to create momentum for the forum launch
A new idea to stimulate industry innovation
First web based Safe Mobility platform is created with help from industry experts.
MiM has a booth; passions ribbons are announced
Held at Cedars-Sinai in LA
In discussions with other facilities for future workshops
Held at NorthBay in San Francisco
MiM: An Innovative Approach to Uniting SPHM Professionals
Featuring Kathleen Vollman, Dr. Joyce Black, and Dr. Gail Powell-Cope, providing clinical guidance for care providers dealing with COVID-19 and ARDS patients
Research reveals one of the most effective forms of modern medicine is not a pharmaceutical breakthrough, but rather a collaborative approach to patient care through patient centered mobility practices. Recent trends in healthcare demonstrate that a model of mobility protocol and increased nursing therapy cooperation results in a mobility focused care plan. Research has proven benefits of mobility, including pressure injury prevention, DVT prevention, falls prevention, decreased length of stay, and more.
Implementing these programs is a shift in typical and traditional care and requires resources, education, planning, and support. Mobility programs alone risk increasing exposure of patient handling injuries to caregivers. MiM or Mobility is Medicine is an emerging platform for improving free open source sharing of information and resources to promote safe improved mobility in healthcare. All disciplines, including vendors, nurses, researchers, physical and occupational therapists and ergonomists are invited to participate and contribute to the Mobility is Medicine movement.
The future of MiM, though largely undefined, will focus on the continued multimedia efforts to boost interprofessional communication to unite the SPHM industry.