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What Are the Roadblocks to Early Ambulation?


Early ambulation is an essential healthcare service for recovering patients who have been injured or sick and have suffered from limited mobility. However, early ambulation may not be accessible to all due to certain “roadblocks.” Let’s take a look at what these roadblocks are.

Roadblock #1: The Patients

The patients themselves may be the reason why they are unable to regain their ability to walk and go about without any hindrances. Some patients may have the wrong expectations about gait training or simply refuse to do them. In some other cases, it may be the following:

  • Pain
  • Obesity
  • Fatigue
  • Delirium/Cognition
  • Poor nutritional status
    Roadblock #2: The Facilities
    Of course, some patients who are motivated for early ambulation may encounter structural barriers instead. Structural barriers don’t just mean limited equipment or acuity of clinical areas. It can also be the limited staff offering nursing service in Roma, Texas, lack of training in ambulation assistance, and lack of sustainable support.

    Roadblock #3: The “Culture”

    If you’re living in a community where there’s no immediate support for early ambulation, then it’s highly likely that you won’t be able to access the exact health service you need to achieve it.
    Caridad Healthcare, Inc. and our caregivers are on a mission to provide compassionate healthcare in Texas to patients who need it the most. Give us a call if you want to hire our caregivers today!

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