|WAG; Use them (muscles) or lose them!|
A UK-wide campaign to encourage patients to change from their pyjamas and get moving around is being supported by the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales, Professor Jean White.
The #EndPJParalysis 70-day challenge aims to achieve 1m patient days of relevant patients being dressed in day clothes and moving around, over a 70 day period. The challenge will run until 26 June 2018 in a number of health & care organisations across the UK to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS.
It has been found that 60% of immobile patients had no medical reason that required bed rest, and that 10 days of bed rest could lead to up to 10 years' worth of muscle mass loss in patients over 80 years old.
Participating in such a scheme also leads to benefits such as: