The healthcare industry is constantly changing and being innovated with new technology, facilities and ideas. Another way healthcare is shifting is the opening of more and more outpatient facilities and clinics. With a human-centered design in mind, these facilities are opening to serve a certain audience of people.
Hospitals work hard each and every day of the year to heal vulnerable patients. With many patients comes many medical supplies, but medical supplies must be reused and cleaned after each patient to ensure proper sanitation. However, this is not always the case, as hospital acquired infections (HAI’s) account for 99,000 deaths in United States hospitals each yea
Technological advancements and innovation have led to many new ways of going about things, especially virtual reality in healthcare industry. One of these innovations and recent fad is Virtual Reality (VR). Virtual reality is defined as an artificial environment which is experienced through sensory stimuli (such as signs and sounds) provided by a computer in which one’s actions partially determine what happens in the environment.
As hospital acquired infections affect more than a million people a year, you might start to rethink if these medical instruments are actually “sterile.” The sterilization process of these instruments are so crucial, and even the slightest mess up could reverse the whole thing completely, making the supplies contaminated with bacteria, fungi, viruses and more!
A nurse’s work day can become very stressful and chaotic from time to time. They work to the demand of their patients, are often understaffed, and have to work hours outside of the common nine to five time frame. This is why making sure their job is getting done efficiently and effectively is of great importance.
Technology has helped improve the quality of care in my health facilities, but some still struggle to rapid care when needed. There are steps healthcare professionals can take in order to make sure patients are getting the quality care they deserve.
Hospitals are designed to bring comfortability to every patient. Hospitals can implement healing spaces to help patients get out of their rooms, relax, and recover.
Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) are becoming a major issue in the healthcare industry. According to the Center for Disease Control, in the United States hospitals alone, there are an estimated 1.7 million infections, and 99,000 deaths associated with HAIs every year. Many of these HAIs are acquired after surgeries and procedures due to unsanitary medical supplies.
On the top of the HAI list are Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs). CAUTIs are the most common infection a person can contract in the hospital, according to the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
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With more than 100 rural hospital closed, how are these communities affected?