Senior Nursing Poster Session (Virtual)

Title

Benefits of Ambulation Post CABG

Presenter Information

Olivia ChapmanFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

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Dr. Naber

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Abstract

Within healthcare, ambulation is a basic intervention that encompasses many great benefits for patients’ post-operative. This evidence based project focuses on the benefits of patient compliance with walking and increasing the distance walked during the three to five days post-operative coronary artery bypass surgery. Quasi experimental research articles used to support the evidence based change, were composed of patients all undergoing cardiac surgery. An adequate sample size was utilized in all articles reviewed. Yayla & Ozer. (2019) emphasized providing early mobilization information to patients is directly effective in decreasing post-operative complications and length of hospital stay. Mungovan et al. (2016) examined the correlation between the amount of physical therapy-supervised exercise and independent physical activity during post-operative days one through five and length of hospital stay. Miwa et al. (2017) study focused on the use of Ambulation Orderlies (AO) which are specific employees whose primary responsibility is to assure patient ambulation and are able to support overworked staff. The evidence emphasizes that early mobilization and continued increase in distance walked each day post-operative, leads to fewer complications related to pneumonia, pain, and atelectasis. Based on research and evidence, the basic intervention of ambulation should be more of a priority for post coronary artery bypass surgery patients. The evidence will serve to guide education for registered nurses on the importance of ambulation compliance for postoperative heart surgery patients to achieve optimal patient outcomes after open-heart surgery.

Keywords: Ambulation, compliance, evidence, benefits, post-operative patients, cardiac surgery,

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Benefits of Ambulation Post CABG

Abstract

Within healthcare, ambulation is a basic intervention that encompasses many great benefits for patients’ post-operative. This evidence based project focuses on the benefits of patient compliance with walking and increasing the distance walked during the three to five days post-operative coronary artery bypass surgery. Quasi experimental research articles used to support the evidence based change, were composed of patients all undergoing cardiac surgery. An adequate sample size was utilized in all articles reviewed. Yayla & Ozer. (2019) emphasized providing early mobilization information to patients is directly effective in decreasing post-operative complications and length of hospital stay. Mungovan et al. (2016) examined the correlation between the amount of physical therapy-supervised exercise and independent physical activity during post-operative days one through five and length of hospital stay. Miwa et al. (2017) study focused on the use of Ambulation Orderlies (AO) which are specific employees whose primary responsibility is to assure patient ambulation and are able to support overworked staff. The evidence emphasizes that early mobilization and continued increase in distance walked each day post-operative, leads to fewer complications related to pneumonia, pain, and atelectasis. Based on research and evidence, the basic intervention of ambulation should be more of a priority for post coronary artery bypass surgery patients. The evidence will serve to guide education for registered nurses on the importance of ambulation compliance for postoperative heart surgery patients to achieve optimal patient outcomes after open-heart surgery.

Keywords: Ambulation, compliance, evidence, benefits, post-operative patients, cardiac surgery,