Apr 03, 2020
At GMi, the parent company of VividBoard, we provide communication tools that help all types of facilities communicate, collaborate and learn. During this difficult time in the world, we are here to support our healthcare partners and customers by providing custom, creative solutions for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Consistent communication between hospital staff and patients plays a crucial role in order to provide patient-centered care. During a contagious outbreak such as COVID-19, communication is even more important. Patients are there to be comforted, informed, and well cared for. Using a tool as simple as a patient room board can help improve the patient’s recovery time and satisfaction, as well as keep staff and providers informed on the care plan.
Wherever the board is placed, it is important to ensure these tools can be easily cleaned to help control the spread of viruses and bacteria. Controlling the spread of viruses and bacteria is a large concern for every hospital. Hospital acquired infections (HAI) impact 1.7 million patients per year, according the to the CDC, and the causes ranged from improper sanitation of hands to inefficient cleaning of surfaces in a facility, particularly in patient rooms. Patient room whiteboards are frequently touched by nurses, physicians, patients and even visitors, which is why it’s so important to keep them clean.
When hospital beds fill up and nurses are short on time, every distraction in the workplace means more stress, less treatment time and an overall lower quality of care for patients. With the expertise of designing patient room boards, VividBoard’s design team offers creative solutions and designs to fulfill the needs of healthcare facilities. Hospitals can use these boards by installing the board on a wall inside or outside the patient’s room.
The need for communication during this time is crucial, which is why we have generic boards ready to ship quickly. If you need a more custom solution, contact us today to see how we can help you achieve your communication and patient-centered care goals.
Other solutions from GMi that can help with social distancing:
Implemented Social Distancing
Our facilities team has made key changes to our physical spaces to ensure proper distancing, and we've intensified the cleaning and sanitization cadence in accordance with current guidelines. Our factory is up and running and is taking extra precautions to maintain 6' of distance between workers.
Creative Product Solutions
Restricted Travel & Meetings
GMi has restricted all non-critical travel. We’ve eliminated large company gatherings and are mandating a reduction in other face-to-face meetings. We’ve canceled upcoming events that bring more than 10 people together and are creatively using technology to reimagine collaboration. If you would like to request a meeting or a presentation of a CEU, please fill out this form.
Literature and Finish Samples
Cleaning VividBoard Products
We are all searching for creative solutions to help decrease the spread of the disease while continuing to operate - and we know our partners and dealers need solutions quickly. Our products are providing the extra margin of safety needed to continue to operate during this time of physical distancing. A few points specific to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):