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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 March 11-12 for the 2nd Annual Johns Hopkins Activity and Mobility Promotion Across the Hospital Workshop.

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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’Allesandro, director of medical nursing at Johns Hopkins Bayview

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Second Annual Johns Hopkins Activity and Mobility Promotion Across the Hospital Workshop
Dates: March 11-12, 2019
Location: Baltimore, MD

Michael Friedman, PT, MBA & Erik Hoyer, M.D., Introduce AMP—Hospital

The Johns Hopkins AMP Program™ firmly establishes the concept that a systematic quality improvement approach is beneficial in combating the harms of immobility in our hospitals. Activity and mobility programs can reduce length of stay, decrease readmissions and improve patient outcomes. Such programs are an excellent method to drive value by "bending the cost curve” by improving patient outcomes at a lower cost to the hospital.

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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



Watch AMP in Action

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.

Learn About Other AMP Programs

Now Available: ICU Competencies Training for PT, OT and SLP

The Johns Hopkins Hospital ICU competencies for physical and occupational therapists are now available for purchase. This 7-module training includes didactic materials, literature references and competency sign-off tools. Topics include: mechanical ventilation and oxygen delivery systems, management of ICU equipment, delirium assessment, lab values, and optimal treatment planning. Learn more.


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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