Category 3: Part of disaster recovery is keeping your patients calm. Children find it difficult to understand what/why things are happening post disaster, and are difficult to treat in this type of environment. A high priority focus of our project is to create a treatment environment that makes it easier to treat children by not scaring them more than they already are.
-Comfort objects, like toys, soft blankets, etc
-Not hospital smell.
-Themed equipment, like the GE Adventure Series
-Clean, but not sterile workspaces
-Distraction decorations on surgery beds
-Jump doodles that can shows heartbeats
-Designed Blood bags so that children do not need to see the red fluid blood