One of our key drivers as a hospital is to keep patients informed. Using whiteboards at patient bedside has become a best practice.
Macedon, NY (Vocus) September 21, 2010
Hospital supervisors improve patient communication, reduce call button use and increase satisfaction scores with new bedside whiteboards. “One of our key drivers as a hospital is to keep patients informed. Using whiteboards at patient bedside has become a best practice” says a Nurse Manager from a Long Island hospital. “We list daily goals, as well as the care plan and tests for the day. They work so well we have enlarged the boards and now include Nurse and Physician names and a space where patients and families can write notes.”
“Hospitals tell us our bedside boards improve patient hand over communications too.” says Christian Krapf, a spokesperson for Magnatag “Our experienced visible systems specialists help hospital staff with the layout and design of each board and we include everything needed to make the boards work in a hospital environment. We custom print each special board design in HD full color and offer optional individual printed room and bed ID numbers. Printing is heat-fused directly into our porcelain-like steel surface designed to stay like-new for a lifetime of around the clock hospital use. You can write on them with the dry-erase markers and use their carefully selected magnets and accessories for posting information with out messy tapes and tacks. With their hand-smooth SlimLyne aluminum truss frame and patented dislodgement-resistant wall-mounting hangers, you can lift them off the wall for portable hand-posting and quickly re-hang them.
Magnatag Patient Bedside boards come in 16 small sizes up to 34” x 34”. For more information and to see the special video about them, go to http://www.magnatag.com/bedside.
- About Magnatag®: Magnatag® Visible Systems, a division of W.A. Krapf, Inc., designs, manufactures and direct-markets over 2,300 steel whiteboard kits, calendar boards, maps, and other information display systems for hospitals, industry and government. A veteran-owned family company founded in 1967. http://www.magnatag.com or 800 624 4154.
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