A hospital bed can be a terrible place to try to get any sleep, especially as a patient. The bed is not the same as home, and the person next to you will not stop snoring.
On top of all of this, you are in pain or nervous about medical test results and a number of different worries racing through your head. We get it; it can be hard to be comfortable in a hospital or any healthcare facility.
Thankfully, hospitals have evolved so much since the early 2000s and continue to evolve to help their patients each day. A number of design elements and feedback has paved the way for current hospitals and their patient care. Patient comfort is becoming far more than making sure the patient has a comfy bed to sleep in.
These two notions go hand-in-hand. How? If a patient is not comfortable with their care or the healthcare facility in any manner it will disrupt patient satisfaction. Patient satisfaction is basically an indication of how well the patient was treated during their stay and the overall quality of the care.
Patient satisfaction is the primary reason a patient will keep coming back to any facility. For example, when eating at a restaurant.
You receive terrible service, terrible food, and the bill comes out wrong. Are you less likely to return? Of course. Plus, you are less likely to recommend this restaurant to others.
The same can go for patients and healthcare facilities. The healthcare facility’s bottom line increases with better patient satisfaction as well.
At the end of the day, a patient will be comfortable and satisfied with their care only when it is put as a priority.
A patient is in a healthcare facility whether they like it or not. A nurse can help with overall patient comfort which increases patient satisfaction.
You will someday be in a hospital yourself, so remember this when taking care of your patients needs.
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