7 Pieces of Medical Equipment All Hospitals Need

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The hospital should prepare for any emergency case that can come at any time. That’s why hospitals hospital equipment planners play an important role to keep all the essential pieces of medical equipment on hand. To provide complete treatment for patients, there is a need for a standard set of equipment like:

1. Hospital Stretchers

A stretcher is an important apparatus for moving patients who need medical care. The wheel stretcher consists of various frames, racks, and wheels. They play a key role in providing emergency medical services and rescue personnel and military services.

2. Anaesthesia Machines

Anaesthesia Machines are well designed to provide a continuous supply of medical gases that reduces intraoperative patient awareness and recall that control the airway and circulation of breathing.

The new technology Anesthesia Machines come up with important tools such as suction unit, ventilation and patient monitoring device.

3. Defibrillators Devices

Defibrillators are mainly used in the situation of cardiac arrhythmias to restore the heartbeats by sending an electric shock or pulse to the heart. They are mainly used to prevent and correct a heartbeat, an arrhythmia. Also, defibrillators can restore the heart’s beating if the heart suddenly stops.

4. Patient Monitors

A patient monitor is a standard piece of a medical device that comprises one or more monitoring sensors and a screen display that provides and record blood pressure, pulse rate, body temperature during and after surgery. They are important for adult, pediatric and neonatal patients.

5. Autoclave

Hospital rooms can be easily infected with chemicals, especially the area where medical pieces of equipment are placed. To disinfect such pieces of equipment, autoclave or sterilisers are used.

The machine uses pressure to kill harmful viruses, bacteria, fungi and spores on items that are placed inside a pressure vessel.

6. Fluid and Blanket Warmers

Maintaining body temperature during surgery is important or else it can lead to post-surgical complications such as prolonged hospitalisation, preoperative hypothermia and recovery. To avoid such problems, blanket and fluid warmers are used to maintain body temperature. They help to maintain the body temperature level and prevent hypothermia in physically traumatized or surgical patients.

7. Electrosurgical Units

Electrosurgical Unit or ESU is used in the surgical room to cut tissue and control bleeding by causing coagulation. Also, it is used to control the amount of blood that flow during surgery. The equipment is crucial to singe and minimise blood loss during surgery.

5 Best Practices for Patient Safety

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Every year in India, thousands of patients die due to avoidable hospital errors and lack of safety measure. Safety in hospital building design can improve team performance and avoid errors by limiting harm and reducing the likeliness of mistakes.

Here is the list of 5 factors that top health organisations implement to achieve the safety goal for patients.

1. Restraint infection spread 

The practice of washing and sanitise hands before contacting patients is a good practice to restrict the transfer of virus and bacteria. According to the health care association data, infections are the most common serious hospital complication that causes some serious health issue to patients.

Thus, healthcare providers should clean their hands before and after contacting patient contact so that they can protect themselves as well as their patients from infections.

2. Correct Patient Identification 

Recording patients’ correct information confirmed that he/she receives the service or procedure can prevent various harmful events like administering the wrong medication or blood product to a patient. Thus, the patient information should be collected accurately.

3. Use Medicine Carefully

The availability of the enormous number of prescription drugs in the market can cause medical errors in any medical facilities and cause some serious consequences. To avoid such errors, label all the drugs and syringes carefully.

While labelling the drugs, make sure that any medicine doesn’t conflict with the current ones. Also, take some extra precautions with the patient on the blood thinner.

4. Customise hospital discharges 

Customising easy to follow plans for patients like medication routine, the record of essential medicines and data of patients before discharge. Such steps before discharging patient can reduce the potentially preventable readmissions up to 30 per cent. 

5. Avoid surgical mistakes  

Under the pressure of operation, the operating room can become a chaotic environment if there is a miscommunication during the procedure. Plus, physical fatigue and other negligence can put disaster for patients in the operating room.

Whatever the cause of mistakes, it can leave patients with serious injuries that he/she may deal with for the rest of their life. Using the periodic timeouts strategy is a great way to avoid these mistakes. 

The timeout break gives enough time to surgeons to revise their operating procedures and allow staff to consider all pieces of equipment.

Top 6 Elements Of A Perfect Hospital Layout

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Designing an advanced and modernised hospital layout needs a well-maintained plan. However, there are some complicated situations where you find it difficult to select the right layout for the hospital.

Nowadays, a perfect hospital design plan addresses many functions to the patients, family and staff. To provide such functions, one should consider the following factors before designing the layout of the hospital.

1. Aesthetic Design

A good hospital design should exhibit both the region and the visual and cultural ideology of the institution. Many hospitals offer the reference elements of hospitality design like spacious and transparent lobbies, covered drop-offs with valet parking and natural materials that provoke a sense of satisfaction.

Besides, adding soft sound and Art can play a key role in conceiving a harmonious and aesthetic environment for the patients.

2. Car Parking Facilities

A well-design space for parking affects the entire workforce and patient’s arrival. Almost 60% of patients use their vehicle to travel to the hospital. Also, the parking facilities help the clinicians, administrative staff, support services and volunteers who work late at night in the hospital.

3. Special Waiting Room

The waiting room in the hospital is one of the crucial that comfort and support the patient’s family. Also, those patients who don’t have a family can spend some private time there as well. A well-managed seating arrangement ensuring a line of sight for information and easy access to restrooms improves the experience.

4. Gracious Clinical Environment

A well designed clinical space can benefit both the patient and staff. A well maintains clinical area is as important as lobbies and waiting areas. Consider procedure rooms and suites where patients are assured, and blood-draw stations that promote natural daylight and positive distractions in art, material palette and views. Such areas are crucial to creating a tranquil and healing environment.

5. Healthy Surrounding 

A healthy surrounding inside the hospital can increase the recovery and healing rate of patients. Designing with red list free materials provides filter and clean air that offering access to outside with operable windows create a healthy surrounding in the hospital premises.

6. Personalization Option

The choice of personalisation goes a long way toward creating a comfortable experience for patients. Besides, it helps the patients and their family to spend a better time together. Giving personalise space to patients like changing room colours, private or semi-private room for the infusion with customising overhead music or artwork could be a great way to comfort patients.

Designing the layout of the hospital is a complex process and need a proper requires proper planning that creates a positive atmosphere in the hospital. These 6 factors have the power to ensure a pleasant visit for patients and their families, faster healing and improved outcomes.

Top 5 Key Elements For Planning Hospital Design

The construction of a new hospital project can take a long time, expensive endeavors and high specialization. Hospital space planning design requires significant oversight because of the safety of patients and health requirement, advanced technology and strict regulations the need to be supported.

Hospital construction maker faces mounting pressures to build the hospital in less time while delivering quality patient care. Also, hospital construction projects can take a lot of investment and extract a maximum value for each capital is the real task.

To benefit from each capital in making of the medical, there are the following things one should consider before making a hospital project:

Here are a few of the things that you need to carefully consider as you go about building a brand-new medical facility from the ground up.

Design an Efficient Space

The layout of the hospital should promote staff efficiency, which can be done by minimising the travel distance between the frequently used spaces and creating an efficient logistics system for supplies of food. Consider multi-purpose spaces that reduce travel time.

Compliance and Expandability

The modes of treatments and medical needs change continuously in hospital; therefore, a modular space planning and layout would be a great option.  Using generic room sizes with easily accessed, modified mechanical and electrical system with planned directions for any future expansion.

Choose The Right Materials

Hygiene and cleanliness are crucial factors for building a medical facility. Many people visit the hospital and carry germs and viruses that can infect the hospital premises. So regular hygiene and cleaning are necessary. To keep this in mind, consider the right materials when building a medical facility. 

Security Concern

In medical facilities, people who are mentally ill are treated but sometimes such people can get aggressive and could attack the doctors or staff. To handle such a situation, there is a need of having a secure space in the hospital to treat such patient. So, if you allow the treatment of mentally ill people then safety should be your prime concern.

Waste Management System

Medical facilities produce a lot of waste and require an extensive amount of energy. The waste could affect the medical facilities and the health of patients. To avoid such a problem, there must be a waste management system in the facilities.

Maintaining a clean environment in the facilities reflects a level of competent healthcare that must be fulfilled for patient safety. If you’re planning to build a new medical facility, you need a trustworthy consultancy just like Astron Health Care to get the exact idea of where and how to plan for the new medical facilities. An experienced consultancy company can help guide you through the process and make it as easy as possible for you.

Hospital Planning: How will Hospitals design future Healthcare Spaces after the pandemic?

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Around the world, national healthcare emergency plans have struggled to cope with the force of Covid-19, with healthcare facilities and critical care systems buckling under extraordinary pressure. Faced with a massive inrush of long-term intensive care patients, overstretched hospitals have often had to rely on medical evacuations organized by regional health agencies and even the army. In a growing number of countries, this is leading to a complete rethink concerning the way hospitals are designed. 

Flexibility is now the most valuable ingredient of healthcare buildings. Even before COVID, there was a growing realization that buildings of every kind needed to be more flexible, as technological change far outpaces the development cycle. The pandemic has added powerfully to the case for flexibility – intruding operations in every part of the built environment and promising to disrupt markets for many years to come.

In this article, we have specified the top ten areas where we see change coming.

1. Improving Infection Prevention

The hospital’s infection control/prevention unit is going to become a much louder voice in many design meetings going forward. There will be increased demand to make design features more easily cleaned and use surfaces that withstand harsh chemicals. More health systems will use UV light or disinfecting mists in high- and medium-risk areas. Low-risk areas like exam rooms will need more thorough cleaning rules and room turnover processes. All this needs to be done without losing the warmth and hospitality of today’s healthcare designs.

2. Increasing isolation room capacity

The biggest transformation most facilities have undertaken during the pandemic is expanding the number of isolation rooms. Going forward, hospitals will need collections of rooms and entire units and wings that can be negatively pressurized and cut off from the rest of the hospital in a pandemic. These units will need easy ways to get patients in from the ED, as well as trash out, without going through the entire hospital premises. While antechambers are not required in the Facility Guidelines Institute’s guidance, design teams will still need to address how staff can remove PPE without corrupting the hallway outside isolated patient care areas.

3. Limiting shared staff spaces. 

Many of the assumptions that we have used earlier in designing staff spaces may need to be reconsidered, including the size and division of workstations within a staff workspace, the number of people in an office, and the number of people sharing each workstation. Large, shared break rooms and locker rooms may be excluded in favor of smaller, more discrete spaces. Additionally, administrative departments may be relocated off-site, or work-from-home arrangements may be devised to lessen the staff on campus. The numbers of students and merchants onsite at a given time may be limited, too.

4. Patients must be  triaged by paramedics before they enter the ED. 

The predominance of tents outside of EDs during this crisis, and their susceptibility to weather events, points to a need to help our clients re-envision the triage and intake process. We need alternatives to triage people before they walk in the front door, including tele-triage, apps, and multiple entries and waiting solutions, based upon medical needs. Overflow facilities that are external to the hospital need to be resolute, durable, and quickly erected, with utility connections planned for and already in place.

5. Re-imagining waiting rooms and public spaces. 

Nobody liked the waiting room earlier, but now it seems unimaginable that people will be willing to sit next to possibly infectious strangers while they wait for an appointment or a loved one’s procedure. Trends like self-check-in and self-rooming will accelerate to reduce interactions with other people. Patients and families will be prompted to wait outside or in their car. All public spaces including waiting rooms, lobbies, and dining facilities will have to be carefully planned, structured, and designed to create a greater physical separation between people, with appropriate queuing.

6. Planning for inpatient surge capacity. 

The design of the healthcare organization must be such that it can easily accommodate double or triple the number of patients. The hospital planning team must rethink how they can convert surgical prep and PACU into overflow ICUs. They need to explore through every building system (HVAC, E-power, med gas, etc.) to make sure that the design should be such that the services to these units can meet the vastly increased patient and equipment load.

7. Finding surge capacity in outpatient centers.

The continued growth in mobile or ambulatory care will resume as soon as our current crisis passes. Because many of these facilities are often owned by healthcare systems and already have emergency power or limited medical gasses, they have the potential to provide faster flood capacity, with fewer disruptions, than the field hospitals being erected in hotels and convention centers. As we develop outpatient clinics, freestanding EDs, and ambulatory surgery centers, we need to consider the infrastructure that is necessary for these facilities to support sicker patients during the next pandemic.

8. Inventories for greater supply chain control. 

Hospitals and health systems are looking for greater control of their supply chain and will likely stockpile key supplies, equipment, and medication to avoid future supply shortages. They may develop acquisition agreements with third-party supply and equipment vendors for stockpiles they cannot afford to maintain on their own and will expect greater support from their group purchasing organizations. Some stockpiles may be at individual hospitals, while larger systems may maintain supplies regionally or nationally. We will need to design facilities to house these inventories as well as systems to maintain, refresh, and replenish them.

9. Telemedicine’s impact on facility sizes.

Many service lines will likely need smaller outpatient centers in the future as telemedicine reduces the need for exam rooms, waiting rooms, and support spaces. Telemedicine has flourished throughout this crisis, allowing clinicians to perform routine check-ups and triage with patients without putting either doctor or patient at risk. While the future reimbursement for telemedicine is unclear, the impact on these designs will be enormous. The technology is relatively cheap, physicians can see more patients in the same amount of time, and there are virtually no space requirements. 

10. Isolation operating rooms and cath labs. 

Setting up key spaces that allow for social distancing in design will be predominant. Healthcare entrances will need to consider queuing in line with social distancing and biometric temperature screening requirements. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on how to operate on an infectious patient require that the operating room remain positively pressurized, that it stays sealed throughout the surgery, and that no activity takes place within the room for an extended time after intubation and extubation. While important, these processes greatly extend the length of surgical cases and limit staff mobility in and out of the room before, during, and after cases. To function more effectively and efficiently, many more hospitals will want ORs and cath labs with the proper airflow and design to protect the patient from surgical infection while protecting the staff in the room and the surrounding facility from the patient. This will need the addition of pressurized anterooms from the OR to both the hallway and the surgical core or control room, careful balancing of HVAC systems, and modeling of airflow within the lab or the operating room itself to ensure that potentially contaminated air is drawn away from the staff to minimize the risk of infection.

Conclusion: 

Healthcare planners, architects, and designers must take a leading role in creating safer healthcare spaces in a post-COVID-19 world. Executing these types of innovative strategies along with the recommendations of distancing and avoiding contact will let patients receive care in safer spaces.

Unlike most healthcare design trends that develop over several years, these changes have already become essential in just a few short weeks, as hospitals and health systems are forced to figure out how to take emergency changes with limited supplies and resources. In the coming years, healthcare organizations will need to adjust their operations for future pandemics, codes will need to be rewritten to safely meet these new situations, and government grants will be necessary to promote hospitals to make these changes permanent.

The healthcare design industry has a responsibility now to help reimagine the future of healthcare design to best lodge these new operational realities.

Impact of Accreditation on Quality of Healthcare Services and Healthcare Organizations

Accreditation is a voluntary program in which trained external reviewers evaluate a healthcare organization’s yielding and compare it with pre-established performance standards. In an ever-evolving healthcare landscape, important regulatory updates occur rapidly and frequently. The accreditation approach has pushed the bar for healthcare organizations quite high and induces continuous improvements in healthcare organizations.

In this article, we will evaluate the impact of accreditation programs on the quality of healthcare organizations.

Accreditation helps in improving the businesses of the healthcare organization.

Now more than ever, healthcare organizations can benefit from leveraging the immense value of accreditation. Many people associate accreditation solely with an agreement and the survey experience, but with the right partner, accreditation is the source of a business relationship that can help drive performance improvement, operating efficiencies, and risk management—all features of a successful business growth strategy—while maintaining regulatory compliance.

Accreditation helps in the Performance Improvement of the healthcare organization.

For any healthcare organization, maintaining performance improvement should be the prime goal in seeking accreditation. Performance improvement is central to sustaining all other goals—fulfilling legal requirements, attaining higher compensation, and strengthening competitive advantage.

There is considerable evidence that accreditation enhances results across a wide spectrum of clinical conditions. Actively involving the entire organization—from administrators and practitioners to facility engineers and human resources—in a culture of growth embeds the practice of accreditation into daily policies and procedures to improve the quality of care and strengthen the organization.

Quality improvement is a pervasive theme across accreditation measures. The broad issues addressed may be rooted in patient safety and clinical care, but they are also building pieces of a high-performance organization. Elements include developing a broadly conceived program to touch every area of an organization through data collection activities, attaching specific, measurable goals to each service area to establish data-driven, evidence-based protocols, or fully communicating reports to ensure engagement and establish accountability spanning from frontline staff through the governing body.

Accreditation makes the organization prepared for any Emergency

Quality improvement is evident in healthcare organizations that have participated in the accreditation journey. The accreditation has also influenced the development of policy, programs, plans, ensuring training, requiring infrastructural attention, and changing behavior and practice followed in the organization. It has led to better preparedness to respond to any emergency, internal or external while maintaining the provision of safer care and high-quality services. These organizations are more prone to emergency preparedness plans and already have in place to guide practices to safeguard health and uphold rights.

Accreditation supports Control Measures 

For any healthcare organization, from a group practice clinic to a corporate entity or hospital system, maintaining performance improvement should be the primary goal in seeking accreditation.

Accredited organizations have well-structured Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Programs. These organizations support a stronger ability to enhance their disaster management plans and can better manage different cases (from triage to inpatient).

Accreditation helps in Effective Communication among the staff

These organizations have complete policies and procedures that reference standards and support reliable and timely communication and decision-making. They have trained staff on IPC, functional safety, risk management, protocols, and protocol adoption. The Accredited institution has responsive committees that regularly gather staff to get crucial information and monitor and optimize practices. Accredited hospitals are more likely to increase and improve their links with medical staff organizations.

Accreditation offers improved framework and operational excellence.

The accredited organizations follow an inherent culture and internal systems for quality monitoring, including proper data collection, reliable performance indicators, proper documentation of patient records, and clinical data. 

Accreditation standards offer a framework to help organizations develop improved structures and operational excellence. Healthcare leaders should use the accreditation process to have strategic management and operational decisions.

Accreditation enhances Quality of Care and Optimizing Efficiencies

Accreditation is significantly associated with quality of care. It is positively associated with two elements of treatment comprehensiveness: the percentage of clients receiving physical examination and mental health care. With healthcare organizations operating on narrow margins, operational efficiency is critical to success. Administrators and other leaders must comply with complicated federal and state laws while simultaneously seeking to manage and reduce costs. 

For an organization considering expansion, guaranteeing consistency in quality of care across all services and locations is essential. An accreditation resource offering complete service solutions can support sustainable business growth.

Conclusion:

Accreditation of healthcare organizations has been established in many high-income and some low- and middle-income countries as a tool to improve the quality of care. Surveys have shown that the accreditation programs significantly improve the process of care provided by healthcare services by improving the structure, framework and organization of healthcare departments. There is also vital evidence to show that accreditation programs enhance clinical outcomes of a wide spectrum of clinical conditions. Hence, Accreditation programs should be supported as a tool to promote the quality of healthcare services.

Indeed accreditation has served; let’s keep doing it.

Waiting Rooms In Hospitals: Improving The Quality Of Life Of Patients

The waiting rooms of an oncology hospital are very special places. During the treatment process against the disease, which can be very long, these spaces become the routine environment of patients. Patients who usually face long waits and moments of high emotional load and stress.

History and classic concept of waiting rooms in hospitals

In recent times, efforts are being made to improve patient care and patient satisfaction scores. What’s more, patient-centred care is becoming increasingly fashionable. Yet surveys continue to show that waiting rooms are a deciding factor in patient satisfaction.

It is a fact that waiting rooms have been a stagnant concept until a few years ago that has not evolved much since its inception. The main improvements have come from the hand of technology, with informative screens.

For the rest, the main changes have been purely aesthetic, changing the furniture, lighting or some aspects of the decoration; without stopping to make other types of changes that result in a greater humanization of the experience.

And the only certain thing is that thousands of cancer patients spend hours in waiting rooms every day.

Aesthetics are important, but at Astron Healthcare, their hospital designers & planners believe it is time to reflect deeply and re-examine the purpose of waiting rooms. What is its functionality? How can we make them as pleasant places as possible for patients?

Why are cancer waiting rooms so important?

The waiting room is usually the first contact the patient has with medical oncology and radiation oncology services. This is where any support strategy, both psychological and emotional, should begin.

Although most people may think that a waiting room is a place of little importance, the truth is that it is a space that can radically change people’s lives. However, in it we will spend some of the most distressing and stressful moments of our lives.

Next, we leave you with some relevant data about these spaces, which allow us to get a good idea of ​​their importance.

Patients typically spend an average of 8 weeks in oncology waiting rooms.

Various studies indicate that the average consultation time is just over 9 minutes. However, the waiting time can be as long as 5 or 6 hours.

Almost all patients agree that waiting times are endless, something that has a very negative influence on their moods.

Without a doubt, oncology waiting rooms represent a delicate environment that requires a rethinking of the way of understanding space, as well as a new methodology to care for patients.

There is scientific evidence that shows the influence of architecture on people’s health. For example, a study published in the 1980s in the journal Science showed that patients who had views of green surroundings from their hospital room spent less time in hospital and needed fewer pain relievers.

This direct relationship between the hospital space planning design and the results obtained highlights not only the potential that architectural design has in the recovery of patients, but also the economic repercussions it entails for healthcare institutions.

Patient Care In Hospitals: Why You Should Give Utmost Important To Patient Satisfaction

Since patient satisfaction has been accepted as an important indicator in evaluating the quality of medical care, especially in the last two decades, there is an increasing interest in the perceptions of patients about the health service provided.

In terms of modern hospital management, it is necessary to define the factors affecting the satisfaction of the patients in a more reliable and clear conceptual framework, as the effective and efficient use of hospital resources as well as the quality of the service provided, and the areas that can be intervened organizationally should be revealed.

Patient satisfaction is a complex concept influenced by various factors and is one of the most important indicators of quality patient care.

Since the theories explaining patient satisfaction are not sufficient, patient satisfaction is generally based on whether the service provided meets the expectations of the patient or the patient’s perception of the service provided.

For this reason, it is emphasized in the literature that patient expectations and patient-nurse cooperation constitute the basis of patient satisfaction. In studies on patient satisfaction, it has been determined that the focus of this association is communication and informing the patient.

Patients enter the healthcare system with their various individual characteristics, attitudes and previous experiences. In addition to these characteristics, the patient’s expectations about nursing care are also influenced by the information obtained from relatives, friends, written and verbal media.

However, the patient’s expectations may change depending mostly on their experience in healthcare. This is because individuals who were previously hospitalized interact with healthcare providers in the meantime. The information they gain as a result of this interaction determines their expectations.

These expectations affect whether they are satisfied with the care they receive during their subsequent hospitalization or not. Individuals who have not been hospitalized before, on the other hand, may have limited expectations since they have not interacted in such a way.

Interest in the quality of care has grown steadily in recent years. The majority of health establishments place it at the heart of their priorities, in particular with the creation of care networks where patients are actors in their care.

There are many reasons for this: the constant and rapid evolution of medicine thanks to scientific progress, more and more claims concerning accessibility as well as the quality of care and new technologies, while requiring guarantees of safety.

All these reasons lead to the feeling of satisfaction expressed by the patient being taken into account. They gain all the more weight, in the context of the greater degree of information that people have about diseases and the possibilities for treatment or prevention available.

According to the providers of hospital consultancy in India, measuring patient satisfaction is a general concern of all healthcare establishments today. It is a source of information for improving the quality of care.

Several aspects of dissatisfaction can be noted concerning the identification of health personnel, communication, noise level and catering. These aspects can be significantly improved if corrective action is taken.

The diversity of people hospitalized and their journey generates expectations that are difficult to express. The notion of satisfaction therefore remains subjective and relative, and this problem can be solved with the help of top hospital consulting firms in India.

Uncommon in our context, it is increasingly being evaluated in Western countries with common and validated tools. Satisfaction surveys are therefore an important aspect that our hospitals must include for a quality approach.

Improve Quality Of Your Healthcare Services With Hospital Consultancy

Quality in the hospital is of vital importance to every patient. After all, it’s about health. Every patient must be able to rely on the fact that they are in good medical and nursing hands, and they want to know in which clinic they can find the best quality.

Increasing patient satisfaction with the quality of medical care is one of the significant tasks facing any medical institution. Today, in the context of the search for new approaches to improving the quality of medical services, the opinions of patients can serve as one of the criteria in a comprehensive assessment of the hospital’s activities.

The results of the study of satisfaction with the quality of services provided fairly accurately reflect the positive and negative trends in the hospital, allow us to identify factors that reduce patient satisfaction with medical services.

Hospital consulting firms in India allow you to take corrective measures in a timely manner and serves as an objective basis for decision-making by the management of the institution.

With the development of humanity, and in particular with advances in the field of medicine, it is necessary to make a call to humanize health care and offer higher quality services.

The quality of medical care must be based on activities aimed at guaranteeing accessible and equitable health services with optimal professionals and taking into account the available resources, achieving user satisfaction with the care received.

Best hospital consultant in India aims to reflect on the need to integrate elements of a technical nature and also processes, objective and subjective, involved in the phenomenon of quality and emphasize its subjective element.

The level of patient satisfaction represents the subjective experience derived from the fulfilment or non-fulfilment of the expectations that a subject has regarding something. Evaluating satisfaction not only allows us to obtain an indicator of excellence, it is even more, an instrument of excellence.

Doctor-patient communication and interaction with nurses are crucial

The subjective perspective of the patient about his illness and treatment enables further statements to be made as to how well the patient felt the treatment and care as a recipient of the medical service.

This subjective assessment of the patient is also influenced by the care provided by the clinics and medical practices. Studies show that a professional conversation with empathic dialogue has a positive influence on recovery.

Relying on a hospital consulting company in India, who prepares the plans and procedures required by health, gives peace of mind, and allows to focus efforts on the daily production and management of the hospital, thus achieving more effectiveness.

Keeping up-to-date on compliance with legislation, avoids sanctions and improves the image and reputation of the organization.

Having an expert in the field be your interlocutor with the administration, reduces the time in the procedures, and improves the efficiency in the procedures.

The health administration is increasingly demanding when it comes to complying with regulations, so having a specialized advisor who helps to comply in the simplest and most efficient way is key to achieving the objective as soon as possible.

Humanization And Quality Of Hospital Environments

The trends in relation to the planning, design and equipment of the entities that offer health services at this time focus on several aspects to be able to cover the different variables that protect the needs of the moment.

Current trends should be based on at least 8 topics:

  1. Creation of curative environments
  2. Evidence-based design
  3. Construction sustainability
  4. Quality certifications
  5. Patient safety
  6. Infection control
  7. Incorporation of technologies
  8. Communication

The creation of healing environments refers to the interaction of the five senses with the environment. Senses that allow knowing and enjoying, therefore they are potential to heal, work, feel pleasure and communicate.

Several authors highlight the importance of architectural design, natural light, exterior views, privacy, lighting control, colours, cleanliness, climate, sounds (noises), accessibility and ease of communication, clear signage, the construction materials, finishes and furniture are essential to achieve a welcoming and pleasant environment for patients and healthcare personnel.

A very expensive hospital building does not necessarily mean that it is of good quality, it can have many undesirable characteristics such as improper operation of the proximity relationships between departments, very small spaces, insufficient sound insulation between the offices, etc.

DESIGN PRINCIPLES

In the design of hospital environments, in addition to meeting the spatial and functional requirements, it is important to consider some basic criteria that contribute to the humanization of these environments, such as security and privacy. And this is why, it is of utmost important to contact healthcare architecture firms in India before building your medical center or hospital.

Safety: The physical environment should try to safeguard the personal sensitivity and human dignity of patients and their families, try to lessen their anxieties and concerns, especially in those cases where patients and their families are going through difficult times, such as: waiting for the results of a surgery, an emergency, intensive therapy, or a crucial diagnosis.

This can be considered when selecting finishes, taking into account that there is no need to create all aseptic environments giving priority to maintenance, reflective surfaces are not desirable.

Security can be provided by providing a warm non-institutional environment, in order to reduce fear, and increase the confidence and self-esteem of the users.

Privacy: it is a primary consideration in the design of environments conducive to the practice of Medicine. This sensation is crucial for patients receiving a certain type of treatment, such as cancer patients, which frequently manifest feelings of depression, anxiety, fear of being discriminated against, rejection, etc.

The physical environment and the size of the spaces should provide adequate levels of privacy. While waiting in critical areas, personalized spaces are necessary where families can wait together with a minimum of contact with other patients, but it is also convenient to have spaces that suggest a certain sociability and stimulate personal contact since some patients and families feel considerable support by sharing your concerns with others who are experiencing the same situation.

According to hospital project consultants in India, in the internal areas of the emergency or first aid department, it is convenient to visually and acoustically separate the pediatrics areas from those for adults, women from men, critical patients from chronic patients, in order to lessen the impressions that may psychologically disturb the patients and their families, and prevent their recovery, reassurance and progress.