Beneficial effects of early mobilisation
The beneficial impact of early mobilisation has been scientifically proven in numerous trials. Patients can often leave hospital earlier and also enjoy better long-term health if they have been mobilised during their stay in the intensive care unit or normal care unit.
This considerably reduces the time they spend in hospital. In a trial by Peter E. Morris and colleagues, mobilised test persons left the intensive care unit one and a half days earlier than the non-mobilised comparison group (5.5 days instead of 6.9 days). Overall, their hospital stay was reduced by as much as 3 days (11.2 instead of 14.5 days).
Support with daily hospital routines
The Vertica clinic considerably reduces the physical strain on nursing staff and frees up time for other things, such as talking to patients. Even experienced nursing staff can reach their limits when it comes to mobilising heavy persons over the side of the bed. In the long-term, this can lead to back injury, illness-related absences and high treatment costs. The Vertica clinic solves these problems. The sitting up process is completely taken care of by the bed. Brief help is only needed from a nurse when it comes to standing up or transferring the patient to a transport chair. Mobilisation using the foot end of the bed also saves room in confined spaces.