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Activity and Mobility Promotion (AMP)

The Johns Hopkins AMP Program™ is an inter-professional program aiming to support hospitals and health care providers that want to change the culture of patient immobility. AMP provides frontline caregivers and hospital leaders with the tools and support needed to design and implement structured quality improvement processes to successfully increase patient activity and mobility.

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Join us October 10 for the AMP track: Combating the Hospital Immobility Harm Foundations.

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Learn more about patient-centered programs that promote a culture of mobility.

By focusing on mobility, we are able to improve patient outcomes, expedite recovery time and shorten length of stay. Introducing this initiative has led to greater patient engagement and improved experience. More importantly, we are able to bring patients back to independence.

- Michelle D’Alesandro, Director of Medical Nursing at Johns Hopkins Bayview

Upcoming Events

8th Annual Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference
Dates: October 10-12, 2019
Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Our collaboration with Johns Hopkins helped us develop a common language around mobilizing patients. AMP gave us a realistic slant to what we are facing and some ways to prepare and plan to address the challenges ahead. It created a road map that we can reference for our decision-making and intervention planning in the future.

- Carmen Quatman, M.D., Director of Orthopaedic Trauma Research, Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

AMP Hospital Program Directors:

Erik Hoyer, M.D.Erik Hoyer, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Michael Friedman, P.T., MBA

Michael Friedman, PT, MBA

Director of Rehabilitation Therapy Services



Using a Common Language to Promote Activity and Mobility

Activity and Mobility Promotion was integrated into the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality project that focused on redesigning the ICU to eliminate the most common causes of preventable harm and to better meet the needs of patients, families and clinicians.

Nurse Cindy Dwyer and physical therapist Amy Toonstra share how Johns Hopkins patients benefit from setting mobility goals and communicating patient mobility progress.

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For more information about the The Johns Hopkins AMP Program™, including tools, our learning network and the Johns Hopkins Annual Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference, please contact us at

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