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BMAT: Banner Mobility Assessment Tool for Nurses

Published: by American Hospital Association/Health Research & Educational Trust

Topic: Falls | Resource type: Checklist/Tool

Supporting progressive mobility can prevent the hazards of immobility that contribute to the patient's fall risk. Nurses are best positioned to provide mobility support. Nurses must be able to assess the patient's abilities in order to determine the most appropriate level of mobility and assistance needed in order to keep the patient and the staff free from injury. The BMAT tool provides a framework for a nurse to determine the patients level of mobility and the recommended level of assistance or lifting equipment to promote safe patient handling.

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