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How can you go for a walk but not get out of bed? This is not good if Nurses can't tell the difference?
Thevy29 Thevy29 26-30, M 2 Answers Apr 22 in Health

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Is this a question or as conundrum?

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Question. Mostly how so many people can read something and get different things from it. 'Sat out of bed' to my mind means the patient isn't laying down all day. Its important to sit up for it keeps the innards working. Plus I find it impossible to walk around 'ambulate' without getting out of bed. So tick em both not just one.

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Ambulate means to walk or move around. Sat up out of bed isn't ambulating but it does get the circulation moving and lessens the risk of thrombosis.
It doesn't really matter much in our local hospital. They have you up, moving around and back home ASAP so they can use the bed again for another patient.
If you then die at home it doesn't affect hospital statistics and is 'someone else's problem'.

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