Enhancing Physical Comfort

Michael Mendez
Mind Map by Michael Mendez, updated more than 1 year ago
Michael Mendez
Created by Michael Mendez almost 4 years ago
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Description

Taken from the book "Through the Patient's Eyes". There are 3 main areas of patient concern as identified in their survey of 6,455 patients. The mind map shows focus areas of hospitals and what can be done to address each area. Ref. pages 119-153.

Resource summary

Enhancing Physical Comfort
1 PAIN CONTROL
1.1 Offer PCA (Patient Controlled Analgesic)
1.2 Chart & Monitor Pain
1.3 Educate About Pain
2 Basic Nursing Care
2.1 Basic Physical Needs
2.1.1 eating
2.1.2 drinking
2.1.3 eliminating
2.1.4 sleeping
2.1.5 grooming
2.2 Recognize & Alleviate Physical Discomfort
2.2.1 noise
2.2.2 massage
2.2.3 technical issues
2.2.4 sleep position
2.3 Be Attentive & Present
2.3.1 check in frequently
2.3.2 responsive to needs
2.3.3 empathy
3 HOSPITAL PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
3.1 Hospital
3.1.1 natural lighting
3.1.2 art
3.1.3 warm colors
3.1.4 carpeting
3.2 Patient's Room
3.2.1 lighting/temperature
3.2.2 furnishings
3.2.3 AV
3.3 Treatment Areas
3.3.1 patient focused
3.3.2 practical
3.4 Waiting Areas
3.4.1 comfortable
3.4.2 family centric
3.5 Corridors
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