The Education Phase is the most important phase of the MOVE project. During this phase, the Education Coordinator engages with and provides education to front-line staff to promote mobilization three times a day for older patients.

There are a several educational interventions that can be used for MOVE. Whichever modality is used for education, the key messages are the same:

Key Messages for Intervention

  • Encourage mobilization at least three times a day
  • Mobilization should be progressive and scaled
  • Mobility assessments should be implemented within 24 hours from admission on the unit

What are the goals of intervention delivery?

  • Deliver 1 to 2 hours of classroom based/fair based/e-module education to staff on Early Mobilization and the Culture of Mobilization of older patients
  • Supplement education with coaching/huddles/fairs (able to incorporate coaching elements in fairs), up to 1 hour per staff member
  • Include a patient/family member education activity
  • Include a sustainability activity
  • Duration: 8 weeks

Types of Educational Interventions

The choice of educational intervention deployed depends on local context, barriers, and facilitators identified and available resources.  All existing tools and resources available on the Tools & Resources tab to support each of these types of educational interventions, including:

  • Classroom education/in-service
  • E-modules
  • Fairs / Education days
  • One-to-one coaching
  • Huddles

Before you begin your intervention you will need to conduct a Readiness Assessment and the STEP Tool and also plan to keep track of your interventions using the Implementation Planning Template and Process Evaluation Log which can be found in the documents below.

In the resources below, you can also find an in-depth description for each Education Intervention. To access these resources click on the Tools & Resources on the menu.