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A Solution to Resolve the Fit, Comfort, Privacy and Ease of Access: The Hospital Gown; A Universal Problem

Abstract

For patients receiving medical treatments in hospitals and other medical facilities, hospital gowns have lacked modesty, medical and personal accessibility, and comfort. We are designing a modernized hospital gown with our overall goal being to create a more comfortable and practical option for patients when being admitted for medical treatments. After surveying a large pool of both medical professionals and patients, we were able to determine the most common concerns with the current design of the hospital gown. Taking the feedback we received into account, we were able to create a design that fits the needs of both the doctors and nurses, patients, and the hospital’s day-to-day operations.

Current hospital gowns allow accessibility for doctors and nurses while compromising the privacy and comfort of the patients. Our new and improved design will not only be less complicated for patients to independently dress themselves, but plastic snap closures along seams will allow patients to remain fully covered while also providing easy accessibility for medical procedures without disturbing the use of medical technology. Overall, we hope to provide a better alternative to the unresolved weaknesses of current hospital gowns.

Modified Abstract

For patients receiving medical treatments in hospitals and other medical facilities, hospital gowns have lacked modesty, medical and personal accessibility, and comfort. We are designing a modern hospital gown with our overall goal to create a comfortable and practical option for patients when being admitted for medical treatments. After surveying a large pool of both medical professionals and patients, we were able to determine the most common concerns with the current design of the hospital gown. Our new design will be less complicated for patients and medical professionals alike.

Research Category

Art/Fashion

Primary Author's Major

Fashion Design

Mentor #1 Information

Mr. Vincent Quevedo

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

5-4-2018 1:00 PM

Research Area

Fashion Design | Other Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Nursing

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A Solution to Resolve the Fit, Comfort, Privacy and Ease of Access: The Hospital Gown; A Universal Problem

For patients receiving medical treatments in hospitals and other medical facilities, hospital gowns have lacked modesty, medical and personal accessibility, and comfort. We are designing a modernized hospital gown with our overall goal being to create a more comfortable and practical option for patients when being admitted for medical treatments. After surveying a large pool of both medical professionals and patients, we were able to determine the most common concerns with the current design of the hospital gown. Taking the feedback we received into account, we were able to create a design that fits the needs of both the doctors and nurses, patients, and the hospital’s day-to-day operations.

Current hospital gowns allow accessibility for doctors and nurses while compromising the privacy and comfort of the patients. Our new and improved design will not only be less complicated for patients to independently dress themselves, but plastic snap closures along seams will allow patients to remain fully covered while also providing easy accessibility for medical procedures without disturbing the use of medical technology. Overall, we hope to provide a better alternative to the unresolved weaknesses of current hospital gowns.