Pediatric nurses and physicians are a special breed of human. Given our propensity as a species to want to safeguard our young, pediatric professionals take care a step further facing challenges such as injuries, infections, genetic and congenital conditions, cancers, organ diseases and dysfunctions; all the more psychologically demanding on everyone involved due to the age of these particular patients, child and parent included.
Given this, I think it’s a great thing when entrepreneurs and inventors turn their talents to something as simple as patient comfort, especially when the patient is a child. Let’s take a look at two clever products that I think deserve a little attention.
IV Decals by Little Love Medical Help Brighten Up Treatment Rooms
Hospital rooms are places often associated with being quite sterile, which is where IV Decals by Little Love Medical come to help shine a little light on otherwise standard medicine.
Ashley Ludwin came up with the idea when she was brainstorming ways to help make hospital rooms and wards a little more inviting for children patients. The final product turns a rather intimidating bag of interferon into a hip adornment that will help make the environment a little bit better.
IV Decals by Little Love Medical are such a lovely endeavor Having been in the hospital multiple times as a child, I know how scary it can be. Nurses and doctors would try to make the environment as inviting as possible and these decals can help to continue making a difference in the bigger picture. Check out Little Love Medical's site HERE!
TouchWarm Concept Diagnostic Device for Children
TouchWarm is a concept diagnostic device that adds unique interaction during the diagnosis process to eliminate at least some of the fear factor in children’s mind. Let's face it, cold stethoscopes don't feel comfortable when they touch your skin, and children feel the same way. This device features a heating platform that, when children choose to press the button, will warm the stethoscope. There are multiple light patterns to choose, such as: an egg, chicken egg hatching, a snail, chicken and butterfly, etc. By choosing this pattern, the stethoscope will also emit the same light pattern, pretty cool isn't it?
Designers: Todd Chou and Yihan Lee (Product still in concept and is not FDA Approved)