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Getting Patients Up, Dressed and Moving

Wednesday 17 October 2018
The Studio Conference Centre, Birmingham

Follow the conference on Twitter #endpjparalysis

As of today the 70 day challenge has mobilised 763,000* Patients in England

‘Having patients in their day clothes while in hospital, rather than in pyjamas (PJs) or gowns, enhances dignity, autonomy and experience as well as, in many instances, shortening their length of stay. For patients over the age of 80, a week in bed can lead to 10 years of muscle ageing, 1.5 kg of muscle loss, and may lead to increased dependency and demotivation. Mobilising (moving) has been shown to reduce falls, improve patient experience and reduce length of stay by up to 1.5 days.’ #EndPJparalysis, 13th June 2018

This conference takes a case study focused approach to meeting the New National Ambition set by the Chief Nursing Officer to #EndPJParalysis, to deliver the national 70-day challenge – with an ambition to have a million patient days captured in just 70 days to getting patients up, dressed and moving. The conference will demonstrate how to improve practice through implementing learning from organisations that have successfully implemented #EndPJparalysis in practice, bringing the #last1000days and #Red2Green to life. Sessions will focus on changing culture and practice, data collection and monitoring, changing patient and carer expectations, preventing deconditioning, understanding the evidence and looking at the patient perspective. The conference will provide a practical guide to getting patients up, dressed and moving in your service.

“We should all support #EndPJparalysis” Jane Cumming, Chief Nursing Officer, NHS England

“For many wearing pyjamas reinforces feeling unwell and can prevent a speedy recovery. One of the most valuable resources is a patients’ time and getting people up and dressed is a vital step in ensuring that they do not spend any longer than is clinically necessary in hospital. I urge all those caring for our older patients to help end PJ Paralysis and get involved in the 70-day challenge and show the impact they can make.” Prof Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer, NHS England 5th March 2018

“A recent pilot gave patients back 91,728 days or 250 years’ worth of time across nine trusts in the East of England as result of getting patients up and dressed. The Chief Nursing Officer will build on its success – by rolling out a national 70-day challenge – with an ambition to have a million patient days captured in just 70 days… She is urging all those who care for older people, nationwide, to encourage them to get up and active especially if they are in hospital.” NHS England 5th March 2018

* www.endpjparalysis.com, 19 July 2018

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