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Patient comfort items

Patient comfort itemsYour wellbeing is important to us. Please inform your nurse if there’s anything you need to make your stay at KRMC more comfortable.

Here are some suggestions:


Comfort Items

Ask if you need:

  • Extra pillow
  • Extra blanket
  • Pajama bottoms
  • Extra gown
  • Socks

Comfort Actions

Ask for help to:

  • Adjust your bed
  • Reposition your pillows
  • Sit in a chair
  • Go for a walk

Personal Care

Ask if you need:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Denture cleaner
  • Mouth wash
  • Soap
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Comb/Hairbrush
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Lip balm
  • Reading glasses

 

Relaxation

  • Ask your nurse for a “quiet pack,” which includes ear plugs and sleeping mask
  • Ask to visit with a chaplain or social worker
  • Ask your doctor about medications to help with anxiety.

Actions to Relieve Boredom

  • Use your laptop or smart phone to surf the web, listen to music or watch a movie. In-room Wi-Fi is available free of charge.
  • Catch up on your reading—our volunteers will bring by books, magazines and the newspaper

Pain Control

  • Inform your nurse whenever you are in pain and need relief; or if you feel your pain medication isn’t working
  • Let your caregivers know what has worked for you in the past to relieve pain
  • Ask if you want to know when your next dose of pain medication is due.