out of bed


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out of bed

(OOB) (owt bed)
Charting notation indicating that a patient has become ambulatory.
References in classic literature ?
She is challenged with being out of bed, she denies it - standing in the passage.
Just how long she lay in sleepless misery, tossing from side to side of the hot little cot, she did not know; but it seemed to her that it must have been hours before she finally slipped out of bed, felt her way across the room and opened her door.
You have been getting out of bed in your sleep, my dear
Richard Swiveller thrust his lank arm out of bed, and, gripping her by the wrist and drawing her close to him, bade her out with it, and freely too, or he would not answer for the consequences; being wholly unable to endure the state of excitement and expectation.
But if they have simply slipped out of bed and can't get back in, it's a waste of paramedical resources.