Keys to the best Pediatric Care
Written by Sarah Brooks
As a mother of two baby girls, there is absolutely nothing more important than the health and safety of my children.
Children are not only the future; they're everyone’s heart and souls. If one of my girls were to get sick, I would do everything in my power to make sure they were receiving the best care possible.
Luckily, there are hundreds of pediatric units throughout the U.S. able and willing to provide superb care to infants and children.
Hospitals and Kids
No one wants to be in the hospital, especially young kids who may not even understand why they're there. Sick children may have to miss out on holidays, birthday parties, schooling, siblings' events and more.
Fortunately, hospitals are very aware of this and go above and beyond to make the kids' stay not only comfortable, but fun.
Here is some of what hospitals are doing:
· Staffing the best pediatric doctors - First and foremost is the health and wellness of the child, of course. Hospitals make sure to staff the best, most qualified pediatricians to provide an expert level of care to the child. Children need extra love and care when sick, and hospitals are making sure their doctors and nurses are able to not only meet those needs, but exceed them.
· Providing a fun environment - Pediatric hospitals and pediatric units in larger hospitals are committed to providing a child-friendly environment. The décor and rooms are designed specifically with kids in mind, making the hospital not seem as 'scary' or 'cold' to your child. Blank Children's Hospital in Iowa even has play areas on every floor of the hospital for patients and siblings.
· Involving the family - Hospitals realize that without the support and love of their family, the child has a smaller chance at recovery. Families are actively involved in every step of the way - from admission and diagnosis to treatment and recovery. Blank Children's Hospital found that this type of care has shown that children are less anxious, don't need as many medications and recover faster.
· Providing activities for children - Hospitals know that sick or not, kids need to play! Most children's hospitals provide creative and educational activities, such as painting, arts and crafts, field trips, birthday parties and theatrical performances. Some hospitals even bring in snow for the holidays and have a special visit from Santa!
Adults and children deserve the best care possible when sick or injured, but for kids, hospitals tend to go above and beyond normal expectations.
Making the child feel comfortable and 'at home' during the stay is crucial to their recovery, along with providing child-friendly activities and tender, loving care from the hospital staff.
There's nothing more reassuring to a parent than knowing their child is in the best hands possible, and children's hospitals are doing just that.
About the Author
Sarah Brooks is a freelance writer living in Glendale, AZ with her husband and two daughters. She covers topics on crib mattresses, childcare and family finances.
LG launches purpose-built smart TV for hospitals
LG Business Solutions USA has announced two new hospital TVs that are designed to improve patient management and engagement while adhering to critical safety standards for healthcare facilities.
One of the TVs is LG's biggest ever screen for a hospital - the 65-inch 4K Ultra HD model. It has LG’s NanoCell display technology, enabling it to display vivid pictures, and provides built-in support for hospital pillow speakers and embedded broadband LAN capability, so hospitals can deliver video on demand without requiring a separate set-top box in the patient room.
It also includes configuration software with an intuitive interface for setting up the TV to work in a hospital setting, plus a software-enabled access point feature that turns the TV into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
The second TV screen is the 15-inch Personal Healthcare Smart Touch TV with a multi-touch screen. It is designed to be installed on an adjustable arm for use in shared spaces or smaller patient rooms and will support LG's new, modular LG AM-AC21EA video camera, and HD video communication.
Both include support for video conferencing, and are UL Certified for use in healthcare facilities, a global safety standard. They also feature LG’s integrated Pro:Centric hospital management solutions, allowing hospitals and LG’s patient engagement development partners to personalise a patient's room, providing entertainment, hospital information, services, patient education, and more.
Additionally its communication platform makes it possible to conduct video calls between patients and clinicians or family.
“Our newest LG hospital TVs reflect ongoing feedback from the industry and include capabilities integrated to meet the unique needs of a critical market” said Tom Mottlau, Director of Healthcare Solutions, LG Electronics USA.
“Our healthcare patient engagement development partners requested an upgradable version of webOS for our Pro:Centric smart TV platform so they could more easily introduce new features for their hospital customers. For the latest versions of webOS, LG worked closely with our partners to make their request a reality and to deliver a hospital TV platform that can evolve over time.”