How Indoor Navigation System can Benefit Medical Facilities


Signage for an hospital by Jarek Kowalczyk and Studio Fuerte

In today’s world, companies and businesses are competing fiercely to gain more popularity and profits which can only be achieved through customer satisfaction. Customers are likely to visit again if they are provided with great services and easy solutions. It is due to this reason that companies are ready to invest a huge amount on infrastructure and on technologies that can cater to their need and help gain profits.

Hospitals, nowadays, compete in order to provide the best of facilities to their patients. Apart from having a good team of skilled doctor’s patients also expect the hospitals to provide them with best of infrastructure and in house facilities. Hospitals can sometime be a complex environment, with long and confusing corridors, hallways and the huge number of consultation rooms can sometime cause undue confusion and anxiety to the patients.

This blog post is about how the Hospitals and Health care facilities benefit from the use of indoor navigation technologies such as this one provided by JibeStream and with mobile phone being omnipresent such technologies can be easily installed and presented to the users.

These technologies would not only help the hospital staff by making the workflow more efficient but even be of great help to the patients and the visitors.

  • By adopting location-awareness technology hospitals can speed up the checking in process. These technologies can be integrated in such a way so that the hospitals and health care professional can track and guide their patients from the moment they enter the hospital premises. Doctors can even be reserved in advance in case of emergencies. Patients can be notified with the waiting time for their appointment so they can plan their visit accordingly and, reports can also be presented to the doctor simultaneously so that they can also prepare in advance and provide with even better care and check-ups.
  • Secondly, these indoor navigation technologies would greatly overcome the time which is wasted in finding the rooms and other infrastructure inside the building. Patients and visitors can be given turn by turn directions to help them find their desired locations. This will not only provide a great user experience but will greatly benefit the hospital authorities. A great amount of time and money will be saved which other wise would have gone in training the employees to make them familiar with the facility so they can provide the right directions to the visitors. Health care professionals can use this technology to effectively identify the vacant room, locate the available facilities and direct the patients or colleagues to these locations.
  • Using Location-awareness technology communication can be made to the patients as well as the staff. During emergencies, staff closest to the patients can be directed directly to the patient’s location for a faster response. Information regarding the patient’s condition can be streamed to them while the patients wait for consultation.
  • Hospital authorities can use this technology for asset management as well. Hospital amenities and equipment’s can be tagged and tracked to maintain a proper stock and avoid any inconvenience during emergencies.

 

Key Tips to Follow After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Surgery is often a sign for a new beginning. It’s a time where change is taken a step further than normal but often the outcome can be priceless. Gastric Sleeve surgery is a prime example of this. Gastric Sleeve surgery is a step toward allowing individuals the opportunity live a healthy lifestyle and comes with a variety of health benefits(See this list from SmartShape). It’s the opportunity to knock weight off, keep it off, and build a brand new image to wake up to every single day. It also means a harsh set of do’s and don’ts that one should follow once the surgery is complete and you have been discharged.

Here is a list of things to take into consideration once you have this procedure done:

Continue with your prescribed diet

Your stomach needs time to recovery and adjust from this surgery. Even though it has likely been anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months since your surgery, you still want to maintain the prescribed diet that your doctor has given you. That is soft, pureed food. However by this time most doctors should begin allowing you to eat solids that are soft such as ground meat, soft fruits, cooked vegetables. While this diet may not be your cup of tea, don't worry! In another 8 weeks, you should be allowed to eat more solid foods.

Don't go crazy on workouts just yet

While you may be feeling great about your new weight level and are ready to go maintaining your shape, you don't want to go too hard with the exercises. At this point, you can do more than walking but you want to limit your acitvity to low-impact aerobic exercises. Swimming is often the recommended exercise to do at this point as it is easy on the joints.

Keep in touch with the doctor

There will be a list of precautions that you need to keep an eye out for. These will all be signs of complications that could be due to the surgery. It’s important that you keep in regular touch with the doctor, keep him informed, and let him know any questions or concerns you may have. At this point, you should not be experiencing much pain, if any at all. If you experience any pain, make sure you let your doctor know.

Create healthy routines

This is the perfect time to develop new routines that are healthy and will contribute toward the health style you want to live. While your diet and exercise options are limited, you should keep positive and take this opportunity to create diet plans and an activity routine. That way you get into the habit early and when you get the green light to eat solid foods and do more rigousis exercises, you'll be ready!

A New Beginning

Consider this surgery a new beginning. It’s like taking a giant leap toward change, but keep in mind that this change needs continued efforts once it’s put in motion. Having a healthy routine of exercise and diet is something that will come from personal empowerment and motivation.

It’s never to late to turn your life into exactly what you want it to be. This is your opportunity and make sure you make the most of it!  

5 Adverse Effects of Obesity And How Gastric Balloon Surgery is a Life Changer?

If you are fat or ever had a fat friend in school, you can recall that the worst thing an obese person has to go through is the way people behave with them. Obesity not only poses serious life threatening situations but also makes us socially dull and hesitant to explore ourselves due to low self esteem.

Although there are numerous health related issues associated with obesity, here are the five you should watch out for the most:

Effects On The Heart:

The effects of obesity on the human heart are one of the most researched things in the medical history. Obesity indeed poses a threat to the heart in the sense that the excess of fat tissues in the body require oxygen to stay alive. That much needed oxygen demand for those fat tissues is fulfilled by the heart forcing it to pump extra oxygen-rich blood and recruit new arteries. Fat not only gets accumulated under your skin but also in the arteries, making them stiff and narrow for the blood to pass.

A consequence of the artery blockage is elevated blood pressure. Blood pressure is exactly the force that the blood exerts on the walls of the arteries as they keep pumping blood.  

Infertility:

As strange as it may sound, overweight women have a harder time getting pregnant according to a recent study conducted on 300 women that happened to be obese. The study provided some shocking evidences that concluded that over 80 percent of those women developed a condition called polycystic ovarian disease. The condition comes associated with infertility issues over a three year period.

Effects On The Lungs:

It is not just the arteries in the heart that face the ultimate threat from excess fat in your body. The lungs suffer a great deal in the presence of excess fats as the overwhelming amounts of adipose tissue affects their overall air capacity. Sounded very bad, isn’t it?

Diabetes:

Obesity is considered as a leading cause for type-2 diabetes in people.  It is so much responsible that the experts have even coined the term “Diabesity” to explain the situation. It is very shocking to hear that about 90% of people who have type-2 diabetes are either overweight or obese. Diabetic is a life-threatening situation, and requires peak intentness to continue living a healthy life.

Depression:

People who are obese are often socially neglected and feel ashamed while hanging out with their loved ones. Obesity is one leading cause of depression in teenagers according to recent surveys. It is also observed that the obese teens become socially inactive and introvert, which hampers their experience of life. 

Gastric Balloon Surgery: The Difference Maker

Gastric Balloon surgery has been a big breakthrough in the medical fields as far as weight loss methods are concerned. The best part is that the method is completely non-surgical. Canada's leading Gastric Balloon surgery medical centre Smartshape is one of the giants in this field.

The prime focus of this method is quite simple. An endoscope is used to put a gastric balloon in the stomach. Once the balloon gets inflated, it fills up the portion of the stomach limiting the amount to which the person can eat. The simple logic leads to some extra-ordinary results. After the procedure is found to be successful, the balloon is de-inflated and removed with the help of an endoscope.