The objective is to quickly mobilize the patient into the sitting on the side of the bed and into standing up. This has a positive effect on circulation and muscle tone, especially in the legs. Sitting and standing results in automatic activity facilitation, promotes patient independence and facilitates his participation in everyday activities.
The patient’s starting position is the supine position on the bed. Care should be taken that there is sufficient space to the edge of the bed over which the patient is intended to sit.