TABLE 3

Examples of Parent Comments From Mobilization Survey

CategoryQuote
Mobilization activities as a beneficial part of PICU care
“I know movement is important to healing. I have no issue with moving my son. Even if he’s uncomfortable, I know it’s important for his healing.”
“There should be a white board of activities approved and [a] must-do-every-d checklist.”
“I believe they are very important for the child and the parents.”
“I feel that holding my baby as much as possible is the most important thing after his stabilization.”
Communication beneficial in overcoming stress surrounding mobilization activities
“The nurse really encouraged me to hold him and assured me it would be fine. ... Getting the reassurance from the nurse made me not feel stressed to hold him at all.”
“I feel that the PICU covers every detail and explains everything to parents before the child or children are moved.”
“The nurse really encouraged me to hold him and assured me it would be fine. It made me feel happy since the nurse made it seem more than okay to do so. Getting the reassurance from the nurse made me not feel stressed to hold him at all.”
“When things are explained, then everything is easier on everyone. [It] helped us stay positive and [ask for] help when appropriate.”
“I was hesitant because I thought he was in pain, but they insisted on continuing, and I’m very glad they did; it helped a lot!”
“The encouragement to hold my child was great. And I was helped with all the wires, which was a concern to me.”