ALLIED HEALTH ASSISTANTS CAN SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY PROVIDE EARLY AMBULATION FOLLOWING MAJOR UPPER ABDOMINAL SURGERY
Presenter: Boden I
This module addresses:
Question: Can Allied Health Assistants safely provide early ambulation
above a minimum intensity level and duration following major upper
Conclusion: Allied Health Assistants can safely and effectively provide
a progressive, moderate intensity early ambulation program under the
direction of a physiotherapist following upper abdominal surgery.
Key Practice Points:
• Allied Health Assistants, supervised by physiotherapists, can safely
and effectively provide early ambulation programs following upper
• Allied Health Assistants are a low-cost option to provide early
• Physiotherapists could redirect resources to higher risk patients.
CPD Points: 0.25