Express Outreach: Relaxation & Education Stations
The goal of the project, Relaxation & Education Stations, will be to improve awareness of The Learning Center?s services and impact on consumer health and patient care by providing high quality televised patient education that complements print materials and face to face education sessions. Two closed-circuit television channels will be developed and populated with input from clinical staff and specialty physicians. The Librarian will be responsible for licensing, digitizing, scheduling and uploading the programming to the Digital Hard Drives which will then play through the televisions in each patient room. The Relaxation channel will consist of daytime relaxation programming including natural scenes and soothing music or natural sounds. The Relaxation Station evening programming will be white noise selected specifically to enhance quality sleep and mask hallway noise. The Patient Education Station will have two functions, first to host a wide variety of professionally produced educational programming written at a standard consumer health comprehension level and second, to share important in-house messages, reminders such as Quiet Time Hours and hand washing and other in-house produced educational information. The Librarian will also create library-related clips to educate patients on searching for health care information online, resources available to them from the National Library of Medicine such as MedlinePlus, NIH SeniorHealth and the library?s location, hours and services.