ArticlesStopping the Slide How Hospital Bed Design Can Minimize Active and Passive Patient MigrationDavis, Kermit G. PhD, CPE; Kotowski, Susan E. PhD, CPE; Coombs, Matthew T. PhDAuthor Information Low Back Biomechanics and Workplace Stress Laboratory, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio (Dr Davis); Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences, Cincinnati, Ohio (Dr Kotowski); and Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio (Dr Coombs). Correspondence: Susan E. Kotowski, PhD, CPE, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences, 3202 Eden Ave, 270 French East, Cincinnati, OH 45267 ([email protected]). Funding for this study was partially supported by Hill-Rom, Inc. Funds were held by the university. This research was performed at the University of Cincinnati.The authors declare no conflict of interest.Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citation appears in the printed text and is provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Web site (www.jncqjournal.com).Accepted for publication: May 7, 2016Published ahead of print: August 5, 2016 Journal of Nursing Care Quality: January/March 2017 - Volume 32 - Issue 1 - p E11-E19 doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000205 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Patient migration, or the amount of movement toward the foot of the bed, has been shown to significantly vary because of the mechanical design differences in hospital beds. Previously, the amount of migration was measured immediately following head-of-bed articulation in healthy subjects. This study not only evaluates how much migration occurs immediately after head-of-bed articulation but also measures additional migration during a standard 2-hour repositioning period in subjects with limited mobility. © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.