Patak: The EZ-Board is a dry erase board actually that was actually designed by patients in this scenario and its a dry erase board that has pre-printed text on it.
Narrator: There are several columns for patients to express needs and wants – such as, “I am thirsty” or “I want to be bathed”. There's even a pain level chart on the backside of the board.
Patak: They can actually provide subjective data to their practitioner so that we can provide an individual plan of care to this patient. And I think that actually is one of the most important aspects of this board.
Narrator: For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.