Hospitals Use New Designs to Help Patients Heal Faster
Dr. Steven Garner reacts
- Duration 4:03
- Date Dec 26, 2011
Dr. Steven Garner reacts
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This next story about medical news kind of interesting -- wanted to bring it to you it's about how hospitals across the country are finding a new way to help patients recover faster.
Doctors of course remain the first line of defense but now decorators.
Are giving an extra boost to the art of healing.
Anita Vogel live in Los Angeles with the -- Well I -- John -- down to design evidence based design that is it's a concept that's been around for about twenty years or so but it's now really catching fire.
It's all aimed at promoting healing.
At Scripps health in Southern California they are putting this plan in motion -- its new heart institute under construction right now.
The rooms here we'll have lots of natural lighting and soothing colors they'll also have elements from home like flat screen TB's.
Study showed this can reduce a patients' stress.
And the script seedy hotels that this will soon become the standard.
I can't see a hospital -- disgusting it's being built from scratch.
Do not using evidence based design and and frankly I think that there will be organizations that take advantage of our learnings.
And then we'll build even better facilities down the road based upon the evidence that we can in this facility along.
And he easily impact full because often times are not just here for -- lighter suit might be -- stretch of time.
And if they can have an environment that provides comforts of home.
Where they couldn't feel that they are in a home away from home that's huge for their -- their well being just you know -- outlook that's huge.
More than a thousand different medical studies have shown when a patient feels more comparable and has less stress they healing process is faster.
Statistics show they used 22%.
Less pain medication when they're surrounded by natural -- in fact.
The theory is this can wind up exceeding the patient a lot of money considering if you -- faster.
You're -- in -- hospital lot quicker and your hospital bill will be lower and John who's gonna arguing back.
-- makes a lot of sense Anita Vogel in LA thanks -- -- I gotta say is if I'm in the hospital get me out of the hospital.
And joining us to talk more about this doctor Steven garner from New York Methodist Hospital I don't care how.
How adorable the room is hospitals are not places people want to be but is -- a medical benefits us.
Therefore because the -- get out the less chance you have to get an infection which might keep your biggest would you talk -- you wanna get out as quickly as possible.
Plus it helps to retain staff -- the -- 30% from her sister back injuries throughout the year.
French redesigning the room but putting police on the ceilings and changing the -- beds configuration you can reduce this to -- -- 5% so it's.
Good for everybody what about looking out the window they say they're gonna have to make sure they're gonna have windows instead a windowless room just went over -- does -- see brick wall you look out the window.
It improves your pain tolerance and wouldn't that decreases and -- depression people -- the press from the hospital.
Particularly for elderly people there's an icu psychosis it's really totally lose contact because they don't -- lights there in the room with -- over all the time.
So another thing would be to reduce the sound would be thing -- having ceiling absorbent titled what about the costs.
-- they -- the course in the long run is gonna it's gonna be a winner for the hospitals that does an initial investment.
But because you -- -- course the host of 101000 dollars so you can redesign a patient's room so -- doesn't full.
You -- to save 101000 bucks.
So in the long run you're gonna win in the short run you need to come up where you gonna get this money many of hospitals are registering to be alive short would have -- -- -- But don't this is not since the amenities they gonna four seasons we -- looking for -- -- you know and stuff like that.
This is designed that's based upon studies.
That improve the -- stay improve the quality of life of the staff is very important when the nurses in there all the time it also reduces -- terrorists could you imagine a doctor goes out to -- his shortest.
He's -- he has no place to -- -- -- the middle of a desk with this phone calls people -- screaming yelling and he can make a mistake.
Human right area to do it we're a little quiet and he could reference things.
If you would -- -- medication errors and I got to admit that ocean view that we showed you narrow that doctors are gonna spend more time when they're gonna show us into if that was the second.