Why do nurses need transport Buddies?
Nurses play a critical role in Primary Health Care delivery, often being the first and only health professional patients see. However, our observations and surveys prove that 37% of a nurse day is spent fetching equipment they need in connection with care situations.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that the world will need an additional 9 million nurses and midwives by 2030. On top of this, the population is aging, and the need for health services increases.
An international survey of 2,500 nurses in July 2022 reported that 64% of nurses are looking to leave the healthcare profession, a nearly 40% increase from the surveys conducted in 2021. Three-quarters of those surveyed admitted having experienced burnout, experienced trauma, extreme stress or PTSD.
Nurses walk an average of 10,000 steps per shift, spending time away from their patients. At Yuman, we build robot assistants, specifically designed for hospitals, to support nurses and other healthcare personnel, allowing them to spend more time with their patients. Buddy is an autonomous mobile robot that brings nurses the equipment they need when caring for their patients, like PIVC, bandages, blood samples tests, medication, linen and much more.
Johanne Laursen Lykke
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Bispebjerg Hospital
Maj-Britt E. Svejsø
Nurse, Bispebjerg Hospital
Nurse, Capio Private Hospital
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