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WOCN Continuing Education

PICU in Motion: Constructing an Evidence Based Protocol for Early Mobility in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Expiration Date: Jun 13, 2022

Credits: None available.

Standard: $10.00
Members: $0.00


PICU in Motion: Constructing an Evidence Based Protocol for Early Mobility in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Release Date: 6/13/2019
Expiration Date: 6/13/2022
Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients. 

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN endorsement of any commercial product or service.

To Receive Credit:
1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
2. Complete/submit the evaluation.
3. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Program Overview:

With acute pediatric patients in the intensive care unit, movement may decrease or even cease due to staff anxiety of when and how to move these delicate patients. This bite sized learning session describes the development of an early mobility protocol at one facility.

The implementation of early mobility has been shown to decrease the number of days with sedation and ventilation, length of stay, and the rate of pressure injury formation. This early mobility protocol allowed all staff to know when and how to move patients in the pediatric intensive care unit, putting practical interventions in place to keep the patient moving forward.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to discuss the concept of early mobility and building a protocol in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).


The planners and faculty for this program have nothing to disclose unless listed below. All potential Conflicts of Interest have been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner, Nurse Planner, and Director of Education, and resolved according to the WOCN Society policy to ensure that no bias exists as a result of disclosed relevant financial relationships with Commercial Interest Organizations.

     • Ferne Elsass: Pediatric consultant with Hollister Ostomy.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Topic: Professional Practice


  • Monique Dixon, MSN, RN, CCRN
  • Mrs. Ferne Elsass, MSN, RN, CPN, CWON, Clinical Practice and Education Specialist of Wound and Ostomy, Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters
Category: Professional Practice


  • 0.20 - Contact Hours

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