Activities to help you get started with the MOVE program

Assess whether your hospital is ready to implement MOVE

You can do this by asking key stakeholders to fill out a brief survey. Key stakeholders are individuals who may be impacted by or involved in your implementation of MOVE. The survey will assist you and your stakeholders to reflect on organization culture and examine the risks and benefits of implementation. At the end of this exercise you may decide that you want to focus your efforts on increasing readiness before implementing MOVEs.

The Ready, Set, Change Tool can provide you with a valid and reliable readiness assessment measure that is appropriate for your organizational setting.

Prepare key messages for your organization’s leaders

Make a list of leaders at various levels at your organization (e.g., unit managers, practice leaders, directors, executives, etc.). Develop key messages that relate to the priorities of each leader type. Brainstorm ways that you can communicate these messages to leaders.

Example message for executives:

Early mobilization of patients in hospital can have a positive impact on the following hospital performance measures: falls, lengths of stay (LOS), alternate level of care (ALC) designations, rates of return home, and mortality.

The MOVE Evidence Brief can provide you some quick evidence-based facts that may help you craft your messaging.

Assemble an interprofessional implementation team

Assemble a small group of interprofessional staff who are interested in devoting time to planning the implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of MOVE at your hospital.

The MOVE Implementation Team resource provides some tips for who to include and how to operationalize your team.

Recruit an interprofessional education lead

Engage a practice leader who is willing to be one of the co-chairs of your implementation team. This person could be in a formal leadership role or someone who is a champion of senior friendly care initiatives.

Recruit a physician lead

Engage a physician who is willing to play a lead role in your implementation of MOVE. This would be someone who believes in the importance of daily mobilization for older adults and has experience implementing change projects.

The Key Roles & Responsibilities resource provides some suggested tasks for the physician lead role.

Recruit an evaluation lead

Engage a staff person who has expertise with data management and evaluation practices. This person would act as the second co-chair of the implementation team.

The Key Roles & Responsibilities resource provides some suggested tasks for the education and evaluation lead roles.