According to a current study by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), medical staff are faced with a particularly high risk of injury at work. In an investigation on how and when people experience first falls in a hospital setting, 19.1% fell during ambulation and a further 20.2% while standing up, sitting down or getting out of bed. By far most of these patients were unassisted at the time of the fall (79.2%). Hereby, patients with neurological diagnoses seem to be specifically at risk. Patients with stroke, who fall in the hospital, are also more likely to fall at least twice at home after discharge.These complications definitely hinder the rehabilitation progress and can lead to delays in the recovery.
HOCOMA’S WALKING ROBOT ANDAGO® OFFERS NEW PROSPECTS FOR INJURY PREVENTION AMONG CARE STAFF
3rd November 2015