Electric versus hydraulic hospital beds: differences in use during basic nursing tasks.

  • Edda Capodaglio
  • Published 2013 in
    International journal of occupational safety and…


Biomechanical, postural and ergonomic aspects during real patient-assisting tasks performed by nurses using an electric versus a hydraulic hospital bed were observed. While there were no differences in the flexed postures the nurses adopted, longer performance times were recorded when electric beds were used. Subjective effort, force exertion and lumbar… (More)

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