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Johns Hopkins 2nd Annual Hospital Activity and Mobility Conference

March 11-12 | Baltimore, MD

A doctor and physical therapist helping a patient walk down the hallway

Hospitalized patients generally spend much of their day in bed. Whether in the ICU or in other hospital units, immobility and its associated negative consequences increase length of stay and hospital-acquired harms and lead to worse patient outcomes. Combating the immobility harm in the hospital is no simple task. It requires collaboration and coordination between clinicians who have traditionally worked in "silos."  

Johns Hopkins Activity & Mobility Promotion (AMP) stands behind a systematic approach to combating hospital immobility. This conference will detail the approach, resources and tools necessary to sustain a culture of mobility across your hospital. The conference features presentations by members of the inter-professional team, including nurses, physicians, rehabilitation psychologists, therapists and administrators who have successfully integrated mobility as an essential component of hospital operations, quality improvement and safety efforts. There will also be numerous opportunities to consult with speakers on your specific line of work.

We encourage all hospital inter-professional teams to attend.

CME credits from the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, physical therapy CEU credits from the State of Maryland and occupational therapy CEU credits from the AOTA are pending review and will be posted upon approval. 

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March 11: Foundation Track 

Systematic Approach to Combating the Hospital Immobility Harm 

TimeTopic / ActivityFaculty
9:00 AM - 9:45 AMRegistration
9:45 AM - 10:00 AMWelcome and Social Media PrimerMichael Friedman, PT, MBA
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMThe Evidence and Environment

Erik Hoyer, M.D.
Michael Friedman, PT, MBA

10:30 AM - 11:00 AMAssessing Barriers and Measuring PerformanceEleni Flanagan, DNP, MBA., RN-BC
Daniel Young, PT, Ph.D.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMEngage and EducateKathleen Wagner-Kosmakos, RN, MS
11:30 AM - 12:00 PMExecute and EvaluateMichael Friedman, PT, MBA
Michelle Cvach, MS
12:00 PM - 1:30 PMLunch
Foundation Track A: Interdisciplinary Functional Measurement in the Hospital
1:30 PM - 2:20 PMFunctional Outcome Measurement Principles and StrategyAlan Jette, PT, Ph.D., MPH
Michael Friedman, PT, MBA
2:30 PM - 3:25 PMAM-PAC Essentials and FAQsAlan Jette, PT, Ph.D., MPH
Annette Lavezza, OTR/L
3:25 PM - 3:40 PMCoffee Break
3:40 PM - 4:40 PMJohns Hopkins Highest Level of Mobility (JH-HLM) and Mobility Goal CalculatorErik Hoyer, M.D.
Daniel Young, PT, Ph.D.
4:40 PM - 6:00 PMCommon Language of Function from Bedside to Electronic Medical RecordKelly Daley, PT, MBA
Annette Lavezza, OTR/L
Susan Gearhart, M.D.
Michael Friedman, PT, MBA
Foundation Track B: Overcoming Patient Refusal: Patient Engagement Clinician Tools and Skills
1:30 PM - 2:00 PMIntroduction to Patient EngagementStephen Wegener, Ph.D.
Nicole Schechter, Psy.D.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PMPatient-centered Tools for Behavior ChangeStephen Wegener, Ph.D.
Nicole Schechter, Psy.D.
4:00 PM - 5:45 PMPatient Engagement Skills Development and PracticeStephen Wegener, Ph.D.
Nicole Schechter, Psy.D.
5:45 PM - 6:00 PMQuestions and AnswersStephen Wegener, Ph.D.
Nicole Schechter, Psy.D.

March 12: Main Track

Hospital Wide Mobility Program Implementation Lessons Learned 

7:00 AM - 7:45 AMRegistration
7:45 AM - 8:00 AMWelcome and Social Media PrimerMichael Friedman, PT, MBA
8:00 AM - 8:30 AMDesigning, Conducting, & Sustaining Quality ImprovementDale Needham, FCPA, M.D., Ph.D.
8:30 AM - 8:50 AMRecent Research Supporting Progressive Hospital MobilityErik Hoyer, M.D.
8:50 AM - 9:50 AMAssessing and Addressing Barriers to MobilityEleni Flanagan, DNP, MBA, RN-BC
Jason Seltzer, DPT
9:50 AM - 10:00 AMCoffee Break
10:00 AM - 10:50 AMBarrier Specifics:  Time, Falls, Safe Patient Handling, etcEleni Flanagan, DNP, MBA, RN-BC
Sowmya Kumble, DPT
Michael Friedman, PT, MBA
10:50 AM - 11:50 AMEngaging the Clinical Team and Establishing Sustainable TrainingKathleen Wagner-Kosmakos, RN
Michelle Cvach, MS
Sowmya Kumble, PT, NCS
11:50 AM - 12:50 PMLunch
12:50 PM - 1:10 PMNurse Manager Perspective: Implementing Activity and Mobility PromotionTracy Douglas, RN
1:10 PM - 1:30 PMImplementing the Daily Mobility CalculatorLisa Klein, MSN, RN, CNRN
1:30 PM - 2:15 PMUsing Data to Drive Culture and AccountabilityMichael Friedman, PT, MBA
Michelle Cvach, MS
Erik Hoyer, M.D.
2:15 PM - 2:30 PMCoffee Break
2:30 PM - 2:45 PMClinical Integration Example: Geriatric Surgical PathwaySusan Gearhart, M.D.
2:45 PM - 3:15 PMTargeting Rehabilitation Consults WiselyJohn Probasco, M.D.
Annette Lavezza, OTR/L
3:15 PM - 3:30 PMQuestions and Answers 
3:30 PM - 3:50 PMAMP Program Design: Resource and Tools ReviewMichael Friedman, PT, MBA
Michelle Cvach, MS
3:50 PM - 4:00 PMConference CloseMichael Friedman, PT, MBA
Erik Hoyer, M.D.


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