We’ve all seen nurses on TV running down corridors to respond to emergencies. What if the hospital wings extend 262 feet in either direction from their station? A Chinese hospital has enlisted common sense (not always so common) and supplied their nurses with scooters and bicycles! (And I bet the scooters, with their ease of mounting and dismounting, prove to be faster over 262 feet than the bikes, even step-through models – you have to get up on the seat and situate the pedals before you can really get moving on a pedal-bike.)
Testing proved the wisdom of the concept as nurses employing a kick scooter or bicycle were able to cut their average response times by 7 seconds – no small potatoes in cases where every second counts!
Just look both ways before you leave your room on the corridor!