Commercial breaks are an example of one of the intervention activities that have been delivered in participating MOVE hospitals. The idea is to have a one-minute break during multidisciplinary or bullet rounds to encourage mobilization.  During the one-minute break, the Education Coordinator (or someone else who is promoting mobilization on the unit) will play a song related to mobility. By making the commercial breaks a minute, it is more reasonable that they will be able to be done weekly.
Examples of songs that have been used include:

  • Song segment: I’m Walkin’ by Fats Domino
    • Message: Get your ambulating patients to walk
  • Song segment: I Like to Move It by Real 2 Real
    • Message: Moving is the best thing you can do for your patients
  • Song segment: Mr. Bojangles by Jerry Jeff Walker (or cover band)
    • Message: “You might not get them (older people) to dance but you can get them to dangle”
  • Song segment: Brian Wilson by the Barenaked Ladies
    • Message: Either depression or to question the culture of bed.
  • Song segment: Diana’s Lullaby by JoRane
    • Message: ageism, personhood, touchy-feely, Dr. Liu’s has a story of a patient had bacterial meningitis and looks very frail but was very engaged and active before and luckily after her hospitalization