Acute Care Boards when a person can't Speak
Vidatak Patient Picture Board -English. Medical communication board for
The Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO)
has improved their patient communication standards of care by requiring
hospitals and other caregiving organizations to document each
patient/resident’s ability and means to communicate. The Vidatak EZ Board
is an inexpensive way to help your organization meet the 2006 National
Patient Safety Goals.
The Vidatak EZ Board is the only clinical, research-based communication
intervention for the non-verbal patient/resident, and it was actually
designed by those who were unable to speak. Use of the Vidatak EZ Board
has been shown to reduce patient/resident frustration and increase
satisfaction with care.
You will find the Vidatak EZ Board to be an essential communication tool
for patients/residents with communication impairments. Using this board
the verbally-disabled can express wants, convey needs, and indicate the
type, degree and location of pain that they may be experiencing.
The board features:
An "I Am" column to indicate state of being
An "I Want" column to indicate wants and needs
Pictures of the body to indicate needs in a certain area
Color-coded pain intensity levels from 0-10 to describe listed discomforts
Dry-erase construction with dry-erase marker included
Overall size: 11” x 17” Part Number is