New Hospital Gowns Aim To Correct An Embarrassing Problem


WHEN YOU THINK OF HOSPITAL GOWN YOU PROBABLY THINK ABOUT AN EXPOSED BACK AND A BARE BOTTOM. IT IS SOMETHING PATIENTS COMMONLY COMPLAIN ABOUT AND DREAD. THIS MONTH THE NEW PATIENT FRIENDLY GOWN MADE ITS DEBUT AT METHODIST HOSPITAL IN ST. LOUIS PARK. THE PROJECT WAS SIX YEARS IN THE MAKING AND INVOLVED A STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION AND A TESTING PHASE. WE SHOW YOU THE FEATURES THAT MAKE THE GOWNS A PERFECT FIT FOR PATIENTS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS. THIS IS THE HOSPITAL GOWN. MANY PEOPLE ARE FAMILIAR WITH IT. IF YOU WILL TURN AROUND — ISN’T IT IS A LITTLE BREEZY BACK THERE? IT IS. [ LAUGHTER ] OVER THE YEARS PATIENTS HAVE COMPLAINED THEY FEEL EXPOSED AND UNCOMFORTABLE UNTIL NOW. [MUSIC PLAYING] THIS IS WHERE FASHION AND FUNCTIONALITY MEET. [MUSIC PLAYING] WHAT YOU MOSTLY SEE IN HOSPITAL GOWNS IS YOUR BACKSIDE — IS HANGING OUT BUT NOT ON THIS ONE. THE NEW GROUPS ALLOW PATIENTS MORE MODESTY WHILE STILL PROVIDING DOCTORS AND NURSES THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE CARE. WHILE YOU ARE THE LAYING IN THE BED AND YOU HAVE THE TIES THAT GO DOWN LIKE THIS THEY BECOME PRESSURE ON THE SKIN. BECAUSE OF THAT NOW IT IS MORE SMOOTHER. YOU SITTING IN THE HOSPITAL BED HEALING AND NOT HAVING PRESSURE POINTS. WITH THE SNAPS ON THE SIDE, IF A PHYSICIAN HAS TO GET IN THERE FOR EASY ACCESS TO GET TO A HEART BECAUSE OF SOMETHING GOING — [ INDISCERNIBLE ] WE LEARNED THAT THEY GO I FEEL BETTER, IT IS MORE COMFORTABLE. WHEN A PATIENT FEELS GOOD ABOUT WHO THEY ARE, THAT ALSO HELPS WITH THEIR HEALING PROCESS. BACK TO YOU. BECAUSE THE PATIENT FEEDBACK WAS SO POSITIVE THE GOWNS WILL NOW BE USED IN ALL PARK AND HEALTH PARTNER HOSPITALS. LEAVE IT UP TO THE KIDS. SORRY IT TOOK THIS LONG THE

4 thoughts on “New Hospital Gowns Aim To Correct An Embarrassing Problem

  1. I've had about 18 surgery's for my lungs and I never got a full back gown so they always let me wear joggies or leggings

  2. I've had about 18 surgery's for my lungs and I never got a full back gown so they always let me wear joggies or leggings

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