Sunday, April 19, 2009

About time!


Apr 19th, 2009 | RALEIGH, N.C. -- Federal law prevents hospitals from revealing information on a patient, but hospital gowns occasionally allow a patient to reveal too much of themselves.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that a North Carolina State University design team is working to end the issue of partial disclosure.

It's not the first time someone has tried to conceal what is sometimes exposed because of the gown's flimsy fabric and loosely tied open back. But North Carolina State textile design professor Traci Lamar has the financial backing and research to develop a restyled garment that could finally be practical for hospitals across the country.

Lamar has been working on a solution since November 2006. Researchers hope to have the product ready for market in about two years.

6 comments:

susan s. said...

Of course the answer is 2 gowns, one open in the back for in the bed and one open in the front over the other for walking about!

I hope your fever is going down, dear Roseann. I am praying.

Tracie the Red said...

:peeks in:

yoohooo...

we are knocking...and bringing (virtual) casseroles...

:)

PseudoPiskie said...

How are you doing?

StLouisJohn said...

Only in America does it take 5 years to get someone to cover your ass.

How about a nice light kimono or bathrobe style something or other?

Of the various goin-ons in hospitals and doctors offices, really, the proctologist and a handful of others are the only ones who need back stage access. A zippered or velco closed access panel would be the only required touch.

lindy said...

Hi Roseanne,

Just clicking over to say hello. I think of you often and send good energy.

Lindy

susan s. said...

5/7/09

Just reading elsewhere that you are coming home from the hospital... perhaps you are already there? More prayers for you Roseann and love too.

Susan S.