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Evolution to badge hats

Surgeon with reusable hat and face mask, by Eco ninjas
Surgeon with reusable hat and face mask, by Eco ninjas
Nurse with reusable embroidered hat and face mask, by Eco ninjas
Nurse with reusable badge hat and face mask, by Eco ninjas
Nurse with reusable badge hat and face mask, by Eco ninjas
Nurse with reusable badge hat and face mask, by Eco ninjas

Identidad: ¿Qué hay en un nombre?

Hay un poder real en el uso de los nombres de pila: se ha demostrado que escuchar nuestro nombre activa patrones en el cerebro que nos hacen más alertas y receptivos. Los usuarios son instantáneamente reconocibles como miembros del personal, su función es clara y definida, con un nombre por el que deben dirigirse.

 

Las discusiones sobre la importancia del medio ambiente para la salud y el bienestar del paciente y la provisión y apoyo de la atención médica se remontan al menos hasta el año 400 a. C. con Hipócrates y la Florence Nightingale del siglo XIX. Para un paciente, ver a un completo extraño puede ser una perspectiva bastante abrumadora, especialmente cuando el médico usa una máscara / sombrero, lo que hace que solo se vean un par de ojos.

 

No saber quién está detrás de la máscara / sombrero puede ser intimidante y aterrador. Eliminar esta barrera puede convertir el anonimato en "familiar", lo que en sí mismo crea una naturaleza más cálida, amigable y accesible.

 

Cuanto más informado está un paciente y entiende lo que está sucediendo y quién lo está cuidando, menos ansioso se siente, lo que redunda en una mejora del bienestar y, por tanto, en una recuperación más eficaz.

After uncovering so many complications and issues with regards to hospitals trying to collate the information required to order personalised embroidered scrub caps, we knew that we could find a better way to personalise them, so we set out on a long journey of research, understanding and product testing. 

Through in-depth research, we have identified some common objections, obstacles and limitations to hospitals implementing personalised reusable theatre hats. This has enabled us to create our exciting new reusable product range. Our innovative design has a personalised name badge affixed, which is simply detached for laundering.

 

Over the last 3 years, we have investigated a plethora of fixation methods and badge materials: from magnets to Velcro to a plastic window/pocket on front of the hats and we eventually found the perfect fixation device along with an innovative name badge. 

 

You can see from the images above how we have arrived at our destination of our new identifiable badge hats which are easy to attach, remove and clean!

We believe that our theatre badge hat range could replace disposable theatre hats for all members of staff in the operating department in the future. Visitors and students who are often not included in the roll out of embroidered hats could be included in this also.

 

Another common issue which hospitals face after implementing embroidered theatre hats occurs when staff leave the department- this often isn't considered or factored in at the implementation stage. Staff turnover can be notoriously quite high, so, if just 20 members of staff leave a department per year, with 4 hats each, that is 80 hats lost by that department which has a financial implication to it also. 

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