Question # 1
How often do you
take equipment to the patient?
A respiratory therapist, who works for the University of Colorado
Hospital, pointed out that, under certain circumstances, patients
would be better served if a portable X-ray machine was brought
to them rather than moving them to the machine - even if
patients were not critically ill.
This idea was implemented in less than a week.
Take testing equipment to the patient
- not the other way around.
More than 90% of China’s population relies on poorly
funded, low-tech hospitals or basic clinics in rural
villages. These facilities has no sophisticated imaging
centers, and transportation to urban hospitals is
difficult, especially for the sick.
When patients can’t come to the ultrasound machines,
the ultrasound machines has to go to the patients.
In the emergency department, make sure
that every process, movement, and piece
of equipment benefits patients.
If that is not so, eliminate it.
Question # 2
Where are sanitizers placed
around the hospital?
Sanitizer on the wall
at patient room
When hospital nurses get tired at the end of
their shifts, they wash their hands less often.
Each year in the USA, patients get more
than 1 million infections in hospitals while
they are being treated for something else.
Survey findings show that health and safety messages
should focus on the people who are perceived as most
Example of what a sign in a hospital could say:
Hand hygiene prevents patients from catching diseases.
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Question # 3
What things can robots
help move from a to b?
Hospital in Bristol,
meals to patients.
Nurses spend up to 20% of their time wheeling
equipment and carts from one location to
another or waiting for a cart to arrive.
Self-guided, motorized carts can take on these
Private patient rooms are now a standard,
accepted design for reducing the transmission of
infectious organisms in hospitals.
Top 4 needs of patients at The Johns Hopkins Hospital
# 1. Let me sleep.
Do not take vitals throughout the night or draw blood between 10 p.m.
and 6 a.m., unless it is critical.
# 2. Keep the noise levels down at the nurses' station.
# 3. Don't lose my personal belongings.
# 4. Knock on the door before entering.
This shows respect for me as an individual and my privacy.
Question # 5
What kind of lights do you
install to heal people better?
Hundreds of hospitals in the United States
and Europe are replacing the fast-food in
their lobbies with farmers’ markets.
Michigan hospital’s organic greenhouse
includes healthy fruits and vegetables
Question # 12
What is done with left over food
that patients, for whatever
reason, do not eat?
Question # 13
What do you think about
outsourcing hospital cafes to
professional coffee houses?
Question # 14
Where is the
Contact with nature not only speeds patient
healing, it also helps family members and hospital
staff more effectively deal with the stress of
Question # 15
What makes the outdoor
experience healing for patients?
Examples of what makes a garden healing
# 1: Easy entry to the garden.
# 2: 70% green and 30% walkways and plazas.
# 4: Infrastructure that encourage interaction.
Example: Games so people can play.
A survey by Roger Ulrich of patients recovering from
gallbladder surgery showed the following:
Patients with bedside windows looking out on leafy trees
healed, on average, a day faster, needed significantly less
pain medication and had fewer postsurgical
complications than patients who instead saw a brick wall.
Question # 16
To what extent do you
use mobile hospitals?
A report on "recovery-at-home" scheme
in England found it could free hospital
beds and improve care for patients.
Patient care is moving from the hospital to
the outpatient setting and ultimately to
wherever the patient happens to be located.
Question # 18
What about building a fake
hospital to test new ideas?
is testing new ways of curing people at
a fake hospital.
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