The AECOPD-Mob clinical decision-making tool is here! Click here to access the online tool.

The AECOPD-Mob is a clinical decision-making tool to guide health care professionals who are mobilizing hospitalized patients with an acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD). It was developed through a Knowledge translation process by a team of experts on the field.

About this project:

The tremendous interest in the SAFEMOB clinical decision-making tool (designed to provide clinicians with information to guide safe mobilization of the acutely ill patient highlighted the need for evidence informed practice with this population. However, this tool did not address the unique needs for both safe and effective exercise prescription in the patient with an acute exacerbation of COPD.

Consequently a team was put together, led by Dr. Pat Camp, and including researchers from other disciplines across Canada, expert PT clinicians and MPT students from UBC, to create a tool for this special patient population.

Funding was secured through a grant from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR).