Good, ol’fashioned Duck Tape!
Many of the warriors I see in inpatient surgery/orthopedics are stuck with medical equipment after surgery to help them recover. Crutches, walkers, #halotraction , you name it! In an effort to make their gear a little fun and personalized, I keep a drawer full of Duck Tape.
Decorating their medical equipment is not just fun, it offers my warriors choices – which is HUGE in the hospital where many of the things happening to them isn’t a choice. This may result in negative feelings like anger or frustration, and it may even reach a point where they feel they have no control over their own lives. Offering choices, even as small as “how do you want to decorate your walker”, makes a difference & empowers patients.
What supplies have you used to help patients decorate their gear?