With the founding of Hill-Rom in 1929, the vision of making the patient environment in hospitals safer and more comfortable has been a primary focus of the company. The Hill-Rom brand developed from this vision. The evolution of the brand continues with the Progressa™ bed system, an innovative intensive care technology designed to actively promote early patient mobility. Progressa is the first bed system to incorporate StayInPlace™ advanced articulation technology that helps keep patients in the optimal position during movements of the bed. Patient migration or sliding down in the hospital bed can lead to repetitive repositioning and increased lift burden for caregivers. Developed by Hill-Rom’s ergonomic research labs, the StayInPlace advanced articulation technology matches the movement of the bed with the natural elongation of the spine that occurs when a patient moves from supine to upright positions. StayInPlace helps keep patients optimally positioned to minimise movement toward the foot of the bed as the head of bed is raised.
Mobilising with the Progressa bed takes place over five stages. Reclining patients are brought to a sitting position and can then be supported during walking via a Liko® lift system. These two systems are a key example of integrated solutions offered by the company.
The Hill-Rom Progressive Mobility Program is a complement to its mobility product portfolio including the Progressa bed system, and incorporates education and protocols to assist healthcare facilities in implementing early mobility therapy safely and efficiently.