Global Online Summit 10th – 12th July 2019
Why #EndPJparalysis is important
The #EndPJparalysis campaign was first and foremost about valuing patients’ time, accepting that many of the people we care for are in their last 1000 days and they are the very people who do not have time to waste. They are also the very people who are most likely to get stuck in our hospital systems due to their increasingly complex health and social needs.
There is plenty of evidence that immobility in hospital leads to deconditioning, loss of functional ability and cognitive impairment, all of which have the potential to increase a patient’s length of stay, using up their valuable time.
The physical and emotional impact of deconditioning on individuals has been known about since the 1940’s. One of the major impacts of the #EndPJparalysis campaign has been the focus on both the individual and the organisational impact of ‘staying in bed’. Prior to this focus neither were fully explored or fully challenged.
#EndPJparalysis become a global social movement embraced by nurses, therapists and medical colleagues. Its aim is to help more people to live the richest, fullest lives possible by reducing immobility, muscle deconditioning,and dependency at the same time as protecting cognitive function, social interaction and dignity while in hospital, in care homes and even in their own homes.
If this was your last 1000 days how many of them would you choose to spend in hospital?
Download the #EndPJparalysis data collection app
Are You Challenge Ready?
- Have you downloaded the #EndPJparalysis app?
- Are you registered on your app?
- Do firstname.lastname@example.org have your ward data?
- Does everyone in your team know about the challenge?
- Have you made your pledge?
Make it fun, make it count
Everyday a patient spends in bed without clinical reason has the potential to cause harm, and this is exacerbated for the elderly, and the chronically ill, the very people who may have the least time to waste. This challenge is about preventing harm, promoting recovery and focusing awareness. The benefits extend well beyond the actual patients involved in the next 70 days. This challenge will change attitudes of clinicians, or relatives and of patients themselves, this challenge will give voice (and evidence) to something we know to be true – moving is good for you.
#EndPJparalysis has gained huge support from patients, relatives and carers. Patients describe feeling like they are getting better, feeling like real people, and feeling more able to more confident in their recovery. Their relatives and carers are seeing the change and love that their relative is up and dressed when they come into see them.