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4 Visual & Interactive Ways to Make Your Patient Rooms Kid Friendly

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Author: Glen Fairbanks | President
4 Visual & Interactive Ways to Make Your Patient Rooms Kid Friendly

A trip to a hospital, clinic or healthcare facility can be stressful, especially for kids. And let’s face it, waiting in a patient room is boring. A bored child is an unhappy child. Cold, impersonal color schemes and confusing medical equipment can cause even the steadiest kid to lose their nerve.

To put your youngest patients at ease, consider the tips below to take the fear and uncertainty out of a medical visit.

Wall Coverings

Custom wall coverings transform a dull, forbidding room into an engaging, welcoming environment. Reimagine your healthcare brand’s colors and logo as immersive visuals. Does your brand have an ambassador or theme that might appeal to younger patients? Put it on the walls. Some popular options to spark young imaginations include:

  • Land and seascapes
  • Fantasy destinations
  • Sports scenes

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Temporary or permanent wall covering materials, such as vinyl and wallpaper or silicone edge graphic (SEG) wall murals can be installed for floor to ceiling coverage, while decals and cling materials allow for placement of graphic elements. Magnetic wall murals can repurpose any wall or substrate as a magnetic surface.

DGI can convert your one-dimensional space into an attention-grabbing experience with custom design, printing and installation.

Environmental Graphics

Medical imaging, testing and monitoring equipment can be intimidating and overwhelming for children. Rethink the appearance of scary machines with environmental graphics. Create a sense of place for young patients and their families that ties into the overall visual environment with colors, characters and scenes designed to put them at ease. We’ll work with you to choose the correct medium for your space.

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Glass Films & Window Graphics

Not every healthcare facility can boast stunning vistas from the windows. Liven up the view for children visiting your hospital or clinic with glass films and window graphics such as static clings and removable adhesive vinyl.

The customization options are endless. Partner with local or regional sports teams or create a vision of a faraway city or hometown landmark. These decorative elements are ideal as part of an overall environmental design tailored towards kid-friendly spaces.

From frosted glass to decorative films, you can be sure that DGI will deliver on the exact type of window graphics you need.

Seenspire Digital Displays

Sometimes screen time can be a welcome distraction, especially during long waits or bed rest.

Are LED walls and in-room digital displays already a part of your patient rooms? DGI has partnered with Seenspire to provide unlimited content for your digital displays. Infotainment channels can provide family-friendly content kids can engage with in addition to more passive media consumption. Your healthcare business knows its patients’ needs best. DGI will tailor feeds that will enhance your kid-friendly patient rooms.

The options for kid-friendly patient rooms are only limited by your imagination. Let DGI inspire you with our products and services. We help each client discover and utilize the appropriate material for their unique application and environment.

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Glen Fairbanks | President

Glen joined DGI in 1994, just as the large format digital printing industry was emerging. He was originally hired as a telemarketer, quickly rose to inside sales, then managed the customer service department. From there, Glen moved to outside sales, becoming a top performer and exceeding goals by selling over a million dollars several years in a row.

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