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The Bedside Mobility Assessment Tool 2.0

Boynton T, et al | 2020

A clinician provides support for a patient trying to sit upright.

Immobility impacts almost every system in the body. The complications of immobility can cause patient harm, including cardiovascular, respiratory and musculoskeletal deterioration. Yet, mobilizing patients safely and consistently can be a challenge for healthcare providers. This article introduces the latest Bedside Mobility Assessment Tool 2.0 (BMAT 2.0), which addresses immobility through a simple, functional assessment and provides equipment recommendations for safely handling and mobilizing patients.  


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