Patient Room Amenities in the New Home of The James
When patients enter the new home of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute to receive treatment, they will be cared for on an individual basis. That’s why each inpatient floor in the new James addresses one specific type of cancer.
Floors dedicated to one type of cancer require not only sub-specialized physicians, but also sub-specialized nurses. “We work as teams so everybody on the floor will be focusing on the same type of patient,” says Martha Bode, MSN, RN, director of oncology nursing at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James).
Sub-specialized nurses undergo focused education and training to ensure that they are able to meet the needs of patients with a specific cancer. “Since there's no routine cancer, it's important that they have education specific to the type of cancer that the patients they're caring for have,” says Bode. “They have not only education that they received within the hospital, but also sub-specialized education for which we send them to different conferences.”
Furthermore, specialized inpatient floors in the new James have private rooms conducive to healing and recovery. “Every room you go into will always have everything located in the same place, which is efficient for our staff and helpful for patients when they're coming into a strange environment,” Bode explains. The new James also has an abundance of windows to bring in natural light and substantial insulation to help keep noise to a minimum while patients are resting.
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