Hospital stays can be a very frightening and stressful time. The cluttered, noisy hospital and operating rooms do not help to alleviate any of the stress. Luckily, many hospitals are deciding to start redesigning their rooms to help patients feel better during their stay.
New monitors that are used to display breathing rate, oxygen saturation, pulse, and electrocardiogram waves are getting much less intrusive than earlier models, while also working to produce much better data. The monitors are going wireless and streaming the information straight to the smartphone of the nurse who is watching the patient. The Baylor Research Institute in Texas has also installed video cameras and a live feed of vital signs in the intensive care and stroke units of many of its affiliate hospitals to help better monitor patients.
New hospital rooms are going much further than just the new, advanced technologies that are going into each room. The rooms are being designed to have more space, as well as hand washing areas at the entry to each room. There will also be designated areas for caregivers, patients, family, and others who are visiting. Many hospitals are also looking to include reclining chairs to help get patients up and out of the hospital bed.
The new changes that hospitals are looking to make will also help with the delivery of medications on time. Inpatient medications will have barcodes on them to make sure that each patient gets the right amount of medication at the right time of day. The medications will then be delivered directly to each patient without stopping at the nurse’s station to help cut down on the timeline of medication delivery.
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