Getting Started: FAQ

1. Can the project proceed while waiting for ethics approval?

  • Pre-Intervention data collection cannot begin until the ethics board at your hospital has approved the project. Engaging key stakeholders, preparing for Pre-Intervention data collection, and planning for the intervention roll out can occur before formal ethics approval.

2. Who are the key stakeholders that should be engaged before rolling out the intervention?

  • The Education Coordinator and Physician Lead should engage people at multiple levels of the hospital, including administrators, unit leaders such as Advanced Practice Nurse (APN), Patient Care Managers (PCM), and nursing staff leaders to prepare them for the roll out of the intervention on their unit.

3. Where can I access the tools and resources needed to deliver the intervention?

  • Tools and resources are available in this Resource Manual and electronically on the MOVEs Portal. Section 1.1 describes how to access the MOVEs Portal.

4. Who do I contact if I have any questions?

  • Any questions or inquiries should be directed to your assigned MOVEs Coach.  Contact information is available on the back of the cover page of this Resource Manual.

Data Collection:FAQ

1. Is consent required before collecting data?

  • Consent is not required to audit patients or conduct chart reviews.
  • Consent is required to conduct the Readiness Assessment, STEP Tool, and Exit Surveys.

2. Who is responsible for data collection and data entry?

  • The Research Coordinator is responsible for collecting and entering audit data, and for recruiting patients, families, and staff for Exit Surveys.
  • Both the Education Coordinator and Research Coordinator are responsible for recruiting and conducting the Barriers & Facilitators and Readiness Assessments.

3. How many chart reviews should be conducted pre-intervention and post-intervention

  • Chart reviews will be conducted on all patients who are audited.

4. Where do we get information on length of stay (LOS), diagnosis, discharge destination, and falls?

  • The Decision Support department at most hospitals should be able to provide LOS and falls data. It is helpful to set up a meeting with Decision Support early on in the project to understand what data is available, and then request one download at the conclusion of the project. The Research Coordinator can take on this responsibility.​

Intervention: FAQ

1. How long should the Intervention last?

  • The Intervention should last 8 weeks.

2. How many staff do we need to reach for the intervention?

  • The goal is to reach 80% of inter-professional staff in a hospital unit.

3. Are we required to use the same tools and resources for the intervention made available to us?

  • We will provide the existing tools and resources to your hospital.  Each hospital can adapt the Educational Intervention according to their local needs and available resources. The mode of delivery can be adapted to suit individual needs of a hospital. Therefore, you can adapt the tools, use them as is, or create new tools and resources, as long as the key messages are retained.

4. What are the key messages of the intervention?

  • The key messages that all MOVEs hospitals are required to deliver are:
    • Encourage mobility three times a day
    • Mobilization should be progressive and scaled
    • Mobility assessments should be implemented within 24 hours of the decision to admit

5. How do we engage patients/families in mobility education?

  • Patients and families can be engaged through the use of education materials, such as poster and pamphlets. Sample posters and handouts geared towards patients are available on the MOVEs Portal. You are welcome to incorporate additional intervention activities geared toward patients/families.  It is important to involve patients and their family members in the intervention.  When designing the intervention strategies, carefully think through with strategies would be most appropriate for your unit.

6. Should staff record patient mobilization levels?

  • Part of the intervention is to promote the documentation of mobilization.  It is recommended that mobilization should be recorded for each day a patient is hospitalized.