The 70-day End PJ Paralysis Challenge was a national campaign aimed at helping people to not spend any longer in hospital than is clinically necessary. Focusing on the importance of patients’ time, healthcare professionals across the NHS and social care have been swapping their uniforms for pyjamas to encourage patients to get up, dress in their own clothes, and get moving to boost their recovery
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Why #EndPJparalysis is Important...
#EndPJparalysis has become a global movement embraced by nurses, therapists and medical colleagues. Its aim: to value patients’ time and 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.
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. Yet they are the people who are most likely to get stuck in our hospital systems due to their 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. 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’.
Patients’ time is the most valuable currency in healthcare. Let’s make every minute count
Professor Brian Dolan, OBE
Why get involved
Every minute, every day people lie in hospital beds deconditioning – this can have life changing impact. This summit creates a forum for nurses, therapists, doctors and health support staff to connect and talk about encourage mobility and preventing harm. Individuals and organisations are invited to join free of charge – let’s #EndPJparalysis
Organisations already involved...
- NHS Horizons, England
- Western Health, Melbourne, Australia
- Alberta Health Services, Canada
- NHS Improvement, England
- Health Service 360, UK
- Johns Hopkins Medicine #everyBODYmoves
The Summit will run online for 72 hours. As soon as the programme is released you will be able to register for individual sessions. You can attend as many session as you wish, and all are free of charge.
Please use and share the #EndPJparalysis logo to help support you own #EndPJparalysis campaigns and your involvement in the summit. As soon as possible we will have resources available for you to download and use.
We are using Zoom as our conference platform so please check if you can access it via your organisation as it may require a simple download. You can, of course, choose to use your own personal phones/tablets/computers to watch all and any session for free.
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