Downtime in a hospital is long and boring. An effective way to combat boredom, while improving patient satisfaction, is to put tablets in hospital rooms. With tablets, patients can access entertainment, meals, assistance, education about their treatment, music, pain management, and communication right from their bed. The multi-faceted functionality of tablets makes them one of the most useful tools a hospital could implement.
One issue is that a tablet can be heavy and awkward to hold-- especially for a patient in recovery. If you do an online search for tablets in a hospital, you will find patients holding the tablets, which is unrealistic. If it’s being used to watch a movie, holding it for over two hours is uncomfortable. Additionally, tablets in hospitals are at risk for theft and damage, they get contaminated, and they can’t be used with no-hands.
An obvious solution for this problem is a tablet mount.
Some tablet mounts for hospitals use an arm to attach the tablet to the wall, which can clothesline nurses. Wall tablet mounts require ample installation time and the mount has to be over 7 feet long, which is tough to articulate into a tight spot. Also, wall mounts are a large artifact that can get in the way of headwall and bed access. Other tablet mounts use a floor base. Tablet mounts with a floor base leave large footprints in hospital rooms. A large eating tray comes with the mount, which results in nurses having to lower an entire table out of the way for patient care. Further, patients can’t adjust tablet proximity of a floor tablet mount.
With that in mind, some important qualities of a good tablet mount are; they need to be easy for patients to access, they need to protect the tablet from theft and damage, and they need to be convenient for nurses. HatchMed’s Talon Tablet Mount has all of these qualities and more.
The Talon Mount puts tablets in a hospital room in a way that finally makes sense. It places a tablet in the most convenient place for both patients and nurses- on the bed rail. With The Talon, tablets are within reach of patients and can be easily lowered with the bed rail if needed. It is lockable, durable, cleanable, and easy to use. Additionally, The Talon Mount is universally compatible for any tablet, which provides patients with the option to bring their own device.
The Talon Mount is beneficial to both patients and nurses alike because it improves patient satisfaction, it assists with a patient's stay, and it gives patients more control over their hospital stay.
The Talon Mount improves patient satisfaction because it places a tablet where the patients need it-- right in front of them. With The Talon Mount, patients can access their source of entertainment and then sit back and relax without worrying about holding a tablet. Entertainment helps the time pass more quickly and reduces pain and boredom, which improves patient satisfaction and ultimately results in better HCAHPS scores. With the Talon, bed mounted tablets can be charged at the headwall with a long power cable, switched with tablets out of a battery bank, or use a portable, storable battery on the mount.
In addition to providing entertainment, tablets can assist with a patient's stay from admission to discharge. Tablets can do translations, provide sound therapy, deploy patient education, provide video monitoring for caretakers, and more. With the Talon Mount, tablets can be the ultimate resource for the entire patient stay.
Finally, The Talon Mount gives patients more control over their hospital stay. With tablets, patients can watch their favorite movie, communicate more effectively with their caretakers, request medication or assistance, and control the temperature of their room. Tablets decrease the amount of time spent on minute tasks, like adjusting the room temperature, so nurses can focus on their job-- healing patients.
Overall, The Talon Tablet Mount will benefit both patients and nurses alike. We would love to send you a free sample of The Talon Mount, we guarantee you won't want to give it back!