MORE in the Patient Room???!!

  1. Are you pushing more and more equipment into the patient room!!??? Is it getting a little crowded? What's in your way?? Help!!!
  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   lpnflorida
    wheelchairs, commodes, legs of wheelchair, canes, reachers,sock aides, slide boards not including possible bariatric equipment as needed. None of our rooms are private so it gets very crowded, oh lets not forget the 2 arm chairs per room for visitors, the beds, the over the bed tables, the night stands and wardrobes. It is a tight squeeze some days.

    This doesn't include iv pumps, tube, feeding pumps, scds, pneumocare beds and their power source. It is the cords which scare the heck out of me.
  4. by   RNperdiem
    Worst of all if that patient was transfered from another unit and is an isolation.
    All the supplies from the bedside cart will arrive with the patient in big plastic bags.
    The problem with patient rooms, is that there isn't enough horizontal space.
    All I have to work with is the overbed table(if not in use), the small clearing on the bedside supply cart, the windowsill, and the top of the ventilator(RT frowns on this).