Mobility Advocate Certificate

The Johns Hopkins Mobility Advocate Certification Course is available virtually or on-site. A core tenant of this program is to ensure that nurses and other front-line staff receive the required training on engaging and mobilizing patients safely by incorporating the functional capacity scores to achieve daily mobility goals. This is the exact training we use to develop our front-line “mobility advocates” who are able to train front-line staff to safely and effectively mobilize patients.

Attendees are eligible for a certificate of attendance and/or achievement upon completion of the course.

Course Objectives

Key elements of the training include:

  • Using teach-back methods to communicate to others the importance of hospital activity and mobility and use of functional assessment tools
  • Utilization of proper techniques and equipment to mobilize patients safely and coach other staff
  • Use appropriate techniques to engage patients in mobility activities and know how to address patient refusal
  • Correctly score and interpret scores from the AM-PAC, JH-HLM and the Johns Hopkins Daily Mobility Goal Calculator
  • Understand the terms used when mobilizing patients, such as level of physical assistance, precautions, weight bearing restrictions, etc.

Course Overview

The Johns Hopkins Mobility Advocate Certification Course is an 8-hour course with two parts:

  1. Moving Patients Safely
  2. Patient Engagement Skills: Strategies for Preventing and Overcoming Refusal

Both parts 1 and 2 have a didactics section, lab/skill demonstration and knowledge/skills check off section. See the outline of the curriculum below for details.

Curriculum Outline

Moving Patients Safely

Patient Engagement Skills: Strategies for Preventing and Overcoming Refusal

Interested in this course?

Reach out to our team to find out how to bring this training course to your institution. It can be purchased alone or as part of a package.