Do not continue tell patients how bad their injuries look because they already know that they are not in good shape. This is the best time to let them know that they are in good hands. Who wants to look at their own catastrophic injuries? It's even worse to continue hear about how terrible these injuries look. Where is the positivity? Whatever happened to someone telling patients that they look better than they did when they first came in? If you see a patient has catastrophic injuries, give solutions and tell them how these solutions will improve their overall physical well-being.
When nature calls, it's time to go to the bathroom . Many patients are unable to go to the bathroom by themselves. There is nothing worse than needing to go to the bathroom, but feeling too ashamed to call for help because you do not want to feel degraded or unwanted. Not having a bowel movement can cause bowel blockage and the collection of pollution in the body. Do not make patients feel ashamed of going to the bathroom, it's critical to their health.
Patients will heal in their own time-but, you feel time is limited and the patient is not making much progress. Rushing or coercing a patient into therapy is far from beneficial . In fact, you can expect some push back, especially if they are in a lot of pain. Not every patient is pro-active, so try selling the benefits of physical therapy by using their current progress, body mass, and your past successful experiences with physical therapy as examples or motivating factors. This may not get the patient to immediately agree to physical therapy, but this helps them to think about the possibilities which can come from them pushing themselves to use their body movements to promote healing.
Be ready to explain your daily job routine to patients and their loved ones. Nurses and other healthcare staff are not able to stay at their desk most of the time, and this does not go unnoticed. Guests are more understanding than you think they are-just let them know that you care and will not neglect them loved ones when they need you the most.
Educate patients and their loved ones on why you use certain medical supplies or products . This prevails patients and loved from using their own healthcare methods that are not recommended by the hospital or doctors.
Be mindful of your patients needs and feelings because it is crucial to the healing process.