As a small family business we are so keen on promoting patients dignity, and ensuring every patient feels comfortable and at ease when we check for pressure ulcers, this is why the mirror badge was designed, as it helps the users to check patients skin without bending down which may cause back problems, but also for the patients dignity, which is paramount.
We really feel the #hellomynameis will help promote that conversation first and trust from the patients, especially patients with no or limited communication, the idea is for the care giver to show them this badge before a skin assessment is taken place.
We thank Chris Pointon for his permission to use the #hellomynameis logo on our mirror badges. The Mirror Badge and the Shatterproof Mirror Cards have always been designed for care givers to check patients skin to prevent pressure ulcers, but we really feel we all should be saying “hello my name is” before any care is carried out, especially such an Intimate procedure as a skin inspection.
We really hope to get this design out there to ensure that we and all care givers remember to put ourselves in the patients position and care for them with dignity and compassion in the same way Dr Kate Granger would like us to approach a patient.