Journal of Nursing Care Quality
June 2013, Volume 28 Number 2 , p 162 - 168
This article examines literature that provides evidence about the safety of mobilizing hospitalized adults. A search of electronic databases and hand searches yielded 24 studies that were included in the review. Evidence of mobilization safety was found in 4 clinical settings (medical, surgical, cardiac procedure, and intensive care), and the findings from these studies suggest that early mobilization of hospitalized adults is safe.