Clinics, hospitals, Doctors offices and other medical facilities often use dry erase boards to schedule procedures, track patient locations and to communicate patient information. While these dry erase boards have been ideal for medical purposes, they are also very convenient and easy to update information on a day to day basis.
Let’s learn out how a dry erase board can be important for a hospital.
Dry erase boards can be used in hospitals for improving patient communication, experience and coordination of care between the patient and hospital staff. They can also provide information about the patient to a relative or friend. And last but not least provide critical information to the patient about who is caring for them and what time treatments or procedures may be scheduled for them throughout the day.
Patient health is one of the most important priorities for any doctor and while all the details information is kept in separate files for the patients, sometimes there is a need to have the important details easily visible. Nurses and doctors can keep a track of patient’s moods, symptoms, their positions, their pain levels and the progress they are making. If symptoms change regularly, using a dry erase board may be a great way to compare the overall performance of a patient and can help in diagnosing what exactly is wrong with a person. Dry erase boards are helpful in every medical establishment. Because nurses, doctors and other medical staff have to go through long hours of shifts with many patients, they may tend to forget and confuse the symptoms, diagnoses and other details of the patient after working for twelve straight hours. It’s easy to see now why a dry erase board comes in handy as a visual reminder for the staff about the patient’s condition and other relevant information.
Dry erase boards are also great for scheduling information. They are a great way of keeping doctors, nurses and patients fully aware and updated. Physicians can use a dry erase board for writing their names to make it easy for the patient to remember who is caring for them as the shifts keep changing. Other helpful information that can be mentioned on a dry erase board of a patient can be his room number, emergency contact number and person in case of any situation and if there are any surgeries that are to be held in the upcoming days.
Last but not the least, the most important purpose of a dry erase board in a hospital is messaging and scheduling. Hospital scheduling is pretty hectic. Using a large dry erase board can help in organizing staff and nurse scheduling. It can also be used to mention any changes that are made.
With the use of having a dry erase board in hospitals, many hospitals have seen improvements in patient satisfaction. Dry erase boards are also a cost effective method of scheduling duties and assigning tasks to the doctors, nurses and the overall hospital staff. They do not require much maintenance and and are built to last a very long time.