Comforting Patients with Ergonomic Furniture: Bean Bags

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One of the hardest thing to do in a hospital is to help a patient get comfortable. Especially postpartum, there are many things going on in the body that cause discomfort and pain. While medication is often given as needed, there are many other things you can do to help a patient be more comfortable. A registered nurse is fully qualified to help hospital patients to get as comfortable as possible.

It can be very difficult in between procedures as many in-patients are constantly moving from their hospital bed to a stretcher to go to different parts of the hospital for different treatments and tests. This should be kept to a minimum as is can be very taxing on the patient. The added stress from the patient having to constantly move around can add to the recovery time and make it more difficult for the hospital staff to do their jobs.

Fortunately, many new ergonomic furniture is being released by companies who are rising to meet the demands for more comfortable furniture. In hospital rooms, many times there is a couch that folds out into a bed. His is very useful as many patients will have a family member that will stay with them overnight. If the family member is able to sleep better this usually means that they will be better able to understand the procedures that will take place the next day and the hospital visit can run more smoothly.

Many waiting rooms now have a giant bean bag for the patient’s family to relax on. I have seen these in many dentists’ offices, since generally when you go to the dentist you are not contagious. You wouldn’t want to use a bean bag somewhere where contagious people would infect others needlessly. But, in waiting rooms where the risk of contracting anything is low, a huge bean bag is a welcome addition.

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giant bean bagsIt is generally preferred that the bean bag have a washable cover. For sanitary reasons, you wouldn’t want the bean bag to be sat on by hundreds of people and never get washed. Thankfully, has a quality bean bag that has a cover that can be washed in a large machine. Most hospitals have a large washing machine anyway, so it works out perfectly. Also, the ones we got from the giant bean bags are of very good quality so they will last after many washings. The inside is good quality material, so patients and family will be able to use it for years to come. You wouldn’t want to buy a cheap bean bag that will quickly wear out after a month of use. So, we are happy with our purchase from the site mentioned above. It has been very nice for us all.


While these things are not an absolute necessity, they can be very helpful for the patient, their family, and the hospital staff that treats them. If everyone can be more comfortable, then it helps the doctors, nurses and everyone involved in the patient’s treatment and recovery.

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