Limelight: A VividBoard Blog

How to Encourage Patients and Care Teams to Interact with Your Whiteboards

The undeniable usefulness of patient room boards during treatment is well documented, but there still remains a problem for many facilities across the country: their whiteboards are not consistently used. Unfortunately, not all team members have the time to fill out whiteboard information fields. Others simply forget to use the board. No matter what the issue may be, there are several things a facility can do to encourage whiteboard use, allowing them to get the most out of their investment. 

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Confronting Memory Care Issues with Whiteboard Communication

The loss of mental health capabilities is stressful for patients, their families and the people who care for them. As the population continues to age in the United States, and memory care units house and treat more patients with dementia and other mental health conditions, it has become more important than ever to find effective solutions for the major issues memory care patients face.

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The Importance of Materials Selection in Hospital Design and Products

What’s it made from?

It’s one of the most important questions a hospital can ask when purchasing anything for their facility. The materials used to create medical devices, facility furniture and many other tools used in healthcare settings have long-lasting, performance-impacting effects. That’s why facilities should be concerned with what they are purchasing is made from.

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How Care Teams Can Use Whiteboards to Effectively Work Together

Hospital whiteboards are effective communication tools that can increase patient satisfaction, comfort and involvement in their care. But this is not their only use in medical settings; hospital whiteboards are also an effective means of communication among staff members. Care teams utilize these boards to coordinate the treatment of patients along with a variety of other uses. It’s why they are so commonly placed in surgical, trauma and emergency areas of hospitals.

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How Hospitals Are Addressing the Two Most Important Patient Needs

The patient has always been at the center of healthcare. The ways doctors, nurses and hospitals have approached treating patients has long been solely focused on treating them based on their condition. While this is still largely the case when it comes to patient treatment, hospitals are now focused more than ever on treating patient needs alongside their underlying conditions.

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