A hospital is not a comforting place for a patient. This is why patient comfort and satisfaction are so important!
While no one wants to end up there, but many of us have taken a trip to the hospital at one point or another. These are some trends currently being used in designing a pediatric healthcare facility!
At some point in time, we all have to visit a doctor or hospital for an illness or injury. The experiences we have at these hospitals shape our perception of these places. This is where patient disruption starts.
With an increase in life spans, it is important for healthcare professionals not to just focus on outcomes, but on improving the overall life of the patient.
Design Helps Keep Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) To A Minimum
Nurses dedicate their lives to helping others! This can cause a number of different stress factors, both physically and emotionally. We all know that everyone gets stressed and has common everyday tension within their lives, but intense stress over a long period of time can affect someone differently than day-to-day factors. When a nurse is burned out, it can lead to dulled emotions and less empathy towards their patients and their overall career.
As a nurse, you are in charge of several different patients who all have their own needs. Some may need more specialized care than others and this is hard to deal with when paperwork is not done, x-rays are lost, and you are behind on other daily tasks. On average nurses only get to spend about 40 minutes with each patient per day. On the other hand, the daily tasks of entering data and patient information takes up about 33 percent of a nurse's time. This is why it is so important that Directors of Nurses and the hospital overall find ways to help nurses spend more time with their patients.
A nurse may not realize how much they actually affect their patients well being!
The holidays are a time to spend with family and loved ones; however, not everyone gets to spend holidays with their families. This includes directors of nursing, nursing staff, physicians, and sick patients. For all of these people, the holidays can be a sad time instead of one to rejoice!