Analysis

PJ paralysis Twitter campaign gets trusts moving

What started as a simple Twitter discussion about getting patients dressed and out of their pyjamas has snowballed into an international success story.
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What started as a simple Twitter discussion about getting patients dressed and out of their pyjamas has snowballed into an international success story

It started as a simple discussion on Twitter and has snowballed into an international success story in a matter of months.

The aims of the #EndPJParalysis campaign are simple: get patients out of bed and dressed during the day, and then into chairs, activity rooms or to dining rooms for meals.

Increased activity can help recovery, reduce muscle wastage, maintain independence, and lead to patients being discharged sooner.

10

days in a hospital bed is equivalent to 10 years of muscle ageing in a person over 80 years old

(Yale University study, 2004)

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