Patient and Family

Patient Communicator App for iPad

Patient Communicator AppCommunication with patients who are unable to speak is often challenging. Mechanical ventilation, hearing or speech limitations, language barriers and other hurdles may stand in the way of providing optimal patient-centered care. The Patient Communicator by the Society of Critical Care Medicine SCCM) is designed to help overcome these common barriers to facilitate better communication, which can be vital in reducing pain and anxiety and increasing satisfaction.

Features include:

  • Translation capabilities that allow for two-way communication between patients and caregivers in 19 languages
  • A scale that allows patients to identify where on the body they feel sensations of pain, itching and nausea and express the intensity of these sensations
  • More than 30 translatable phrases that allow patients to express various needs related to their care and wellbeing

Download for iPad