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STRIDE

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STRIDE is a supervised walking program for older Veterans admitted to the hospital with medical illness. STRIDE features an early assessment, supervised ambulation, and patient education about the importance of daily walking, all designed to ensure patient safety during program participation. Developed with input from multiple disciplines, STRIDE fills an urgent need for promotion of early, safe mobility in hospitalized individuals to prevent negative consequences of inpatient bedrest and immobility.

This innovation is scaling widely with the support of national stakeholders. See more scaling innovations.

Origin:

February 2012, Durham VA Medical Center

Adoptions:

41 successful, 17 in-progress

Awards and Recognition:

Diffusion of Excellence Promising Practice, VHA Shark Tank Winner, 2022 National Diffusion Award

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Metrics

  • Discharge disposition
  • Length of stay
  • Distance/time walked
  • Adverse effects

Diffusion tracker

Does not include Clinical Resource Hubs (CRH)

Statuses

AZ: Tucson VA Medical Center (Tucson)
  • Started adoption on 07/2021.
CO: Grand Junction VA Medical Center (Grand Junction, Colorado)
  • Started adoption on 07/2022.
FL: James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (Tampa, Florida)
  • Started adoption on 03/2019.
FL: Orlando VA Medical Center (Orlando)
  • Started adoption on 06/2020.
GA: Atlanta VA Medical Center (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Started adoption on 12/2017.
IA: Des Moines VA Medical Center (Des Moines, Iowa)
  • Started adoption on 04/2018.
IA: Iowa City VA Medical Center (Iowa City, Iowa) IL: Danville VA Medical Center (Danville, Illinois)
  • Started adoption on 03/2022.
IL: Edward Hines Junior Hospital (Hines)
  • Started adoption on 01/2019.
IN: Richard L. Roudebush Veterans' Administration Medical Center (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • Started adoption on 10/2021.
KY: Robley Rex Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Louisville)
  • Started adoption on 02/2018.
MD: Baltimore VA Medical Center (Baltimore) MI: John D. Dingell Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Detroit)
  • Started adoption on 03/2022.
MN: Minneapolis VA Medical Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • Started adoption on 04/2018.
MN: St. Cloud VA Medical Center (St. Cloud) NC: Charles George Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Asheville)
  • Started adoption on 01/2017.
NC: Durham VA Medical Center (Durham) NC: Fayetteville VA Medical Center (Fayetteville, North Carolina)
  • Started adoption on 01/2017.
ND: Fargo VA Medical Center (Fargo)
  • Started adoption on 09/2021.
NE: Omaha VA Medical Center (Omaha, Nebraska) NV: Ioannis A. Lougaris Veterans' Administration Medical Center (Reno)
  • Started adoption on 10/2022.
NV: North Las Vegas VA Medical Center (North Las Vegas)
  • Started adoption on 07/2022.
NY: Syracuse VA Medical Center (Syracuse)
  • Started adoption on 07/2022.
OH: Cincinnati VA Medical Center (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • Started adoption on 04/2019.
OR: Portland VA Medical Center (Portland, Oregon)
  • Started adoption on 10/2022.
PA: Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • Started adoption on 01/2019.
SC: Ralph H. Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Charleston, South Carolina)
  • Started adoption on 03/2022.
SC: Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Columbia, South Carolina)
  • Started adoption on 04/2019.
SD: Hot Springs VA Medical Center (Hot Springs, South Dakota) SD: Royal C. Johnson Veterans' Memorial Hospital (Sioux Falls)
  • Started adoption on 07/2021.
TN: James H. Quillen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Mountain Home, Tennessee)
  • Started adoption on 10/2021.
TN: Memphis VA Medical Center (Memphis)
  • Started adoption on 10/2021.
TN: Nashville VA Medical Center (Nashville)
  • Started adoption on 10/2021.
TX: Michael E. DeBakey Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Houston)
  • Started adoption on 03/2019.
UT: George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Salt Lake City)
  • Started adoption on 06/2021.
VA: Hampton VA Medical Center (Hampton)
  • Started adoption on 01/2017.
VA: Salem VA Medical Center (Salem, Virginia)
  • Started adoption on 01/2017.
VT: White River Junction VA Medical Center (White River Junction)
  • Started adoption on 07/2022.
WI: Clement J. Zablocki Veterans' Administration Medical Center (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • Started adoption on 10/2020.
WI: William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans' Hospital (Madison)
  • Started adoption on 07/2022.
WV: Martinsburg VA Medical Center (Martinsburg)
  • Started adoption on 04/2019.

There are no unsuccessful adoptions for this innovation.

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Images

Above:

Veteran walking with STRIDE

Videos

Above:

STRIDE video from Durham VA