A constant feeling of being overwhelmed, a lack of compassion and constant irritability are only a couple of nurse burnout symptoms that can occur in the healthcare industry.
All areas of a hospital are incredibly important; however, one area that should take a bit more time and care when designing is a surgical department.
Emergency rooms are a staple for every hospital. If you are a fully functioning hospital facility, you definitely have an emergency room, but often times they are not equipped or designed properly to productively and efficiently handle the volume or diversity of cases it sees on a daily basis.
Most inpatient rooms are the same and you know what to expect before going in; however, many people aren’t totally sure what an outpatient room entails. They are used for different things and chances are you have already been to one without even knowing it.
If you have been stuck in a hospital for long periods of time or even if you have just visited a friend or family member briefly, you know how gloomy and intimidating the hospital design interior can be. Is there a way to promote efficiency and production while also changing the current hospital design standard we are so used to?
Patient care is so important because it shows the patients, family and other healthcare providers that you care. This encourages a positive relationship between the patient and nurse, which in turn makes patients easier to care for. This will lead to a more positive experience for the patient, as well as a happier nursing team and department.
Trying to make patients feel as festive and cheerful in a strange place is the ultimate holiday challenge, but a little extra effort can make all the difference this holiday season.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a new report that states that Hospital Acquired Infection (HAIs) are slowly reducing with the proper programs implemented!
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