As we witness the greatest challenge our healthcare system has faced in a century, it is crucial to shine a light on how to best protect patients during their hospitalization. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing hospitals and treatment centers to rapidly fill with those in need, prompting caretakers to take extra precautions to ensure safety and aid recovery of those who are at a greater risk such as the elderly. One precaution some hospitals are choosing to take is safety padding throughout the room for peace of mind when treating weakened or isolated patients.
How Padding can Help
For elderly patients in hospitals and retirement facilities, padding the room, especially on the floor surrounding the bed, is crucial for balancing their independence and around-the-clock safety. By reducing the risk of unattended bedside injury from falls and accidents during entry/exit, healthcare professionals can help multiple patients at once without worrying, especially in times where doctors and nurses are spread thin.
Some patients require a gentle approach due to a sensory processing disorder– and often cold, hard surfaces can trigger a negative reaction. Padding on the floor and touchpoints of their treatment area can potentially accelerate their recovery in tandem with specialized physical therapy.
Mats Ready for the Medical Field
Any hospital or treatment center looking to protect high-risk patients in this unprecedented time of need should act fast by checking out We Sell Mats. Where we are working around the clock to make sure orders get shipped in a timely fashion, ideal for medical professionals seeking protective surfaces for their elderly or sensory challenged patients. Products like our gymnastics mats and our crash pads exponentially reduce the risk of bedside injury in addition to being easy to clean and disinfect.
We Sell Mats dedicates our deepest gratitude to the brave healthcare professionals that are working hard to keep us safe during this difficult time. Check out more options for medical safety mats here.