Physical Activity as a Vital Sign
The AHA and ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) count physical activity in terms of minutes, 150 being the recommendation. The benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are well researched, and yet many of our patients don’t meet this recommendation. Project goals: By September 30, 2020: •Obtain a physical activity vital sign on at least 90% of all patients which we can track just like other vital signs. •For those under the ACSM guidelines of 150 min per week an exercise Rx will be given in the after visit summary for at least 80% of patients.
Bigosinski, Krystian and Gillespie, Heather, "Physical Activity as a Vital Sign" (2020). MaineHealth Performance Improvement. 3.