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Researchers: Limiting patient mobility may not reduce falls

April 26, 2017

There is little evidence that hospital policies that limit patient mobility succeed at reducing falls, according to data recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers noted such policies may instead increase the risk of serious side effects.

“According to a 2009 estimate, hospital patients spend over 95% of their time in bed,” Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH, study coauthor and director of the Aging Brain Center at the Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, said in a press release. “In-hospital immobility is one of several factors theorized to give rise to the ‘post-hospital syndrome,’ a transient state of heightened vulnerability following hospitalization that is associated with an increased risk of functional decline, medical adverse events and hospital readmission.”

Curbell Plastics-supported high school robotics team competes in robotics competition

April 25, 2017
The student robotics team at South Grand Prairie High School finished 14th out of 600 competitors in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology…

Össur is accepting nominations for 2017 #MyWinningMoment contest

April 24, 2017
Össur is accepting nominations for its 2017 #MyWinningMoment contest, which celebrates the stories of individuals with upper or lower limb loss, according to a…

ABC releases certified technician practice analysis

April 21, 2017
The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics released its 2017 Practice Analysis of Certified Technicians in the Disciplines of…

OPAF's First Swim clinic returns to Charlotte

April 21, 2017
The Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation’s hosted its First Swim clinic at Queen’s University in Charlotte, N.C., according to a press release…
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