Tomorrow’s healthcare providers will actively tailor their healthcare programs and services for customers by information connections—social media or otherwise. Successful providers must reduce waste and inefficiency and increase patient satisfaction. For those interested in getting rid of those underserving nurses’ stations, your time is coming.
There are four areas that our hospital clients are focusing on to reduce waste and inefficiency:
Personalized patient rooms
The germs that can cause infections can live on surfaces for months, and can spread infection either when the patient touches that surface or when a caregiver touches the surface and then touches the patient. While in theory it might take 30 to 60 minutes to thoroughly clean a patient room, the staff might have only eight minutes to actually clean it before a new patient arrives in the room. Hospitals are often short on staff in all areas, including housekeeping.
Microfiber mops and cloths, which can hold six times their weight in water and have a positive charge that attracts dirt, cut down on cross contamination when compared to cotton-loop mops, which need to be “redunked” in mop water frequently.
Something as simple as sink placement makes a difference. Deep, splash-free sinks ideally should be located near the door and at least three feet away from the patient. In addition, separating wet areas from dry surfaces and installing fixtures and furnishings that have “roll off” edges so water doesn’t get trapped can aid in infection control.
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