Communication cards

Communication cards are used to communicate with patients who cannot speak to staff, which could be for various reasons:

  • They have illness that prevents speaking
  • They are deaf or otherwise unable to understand the staff
  • Medical intervention, such as intubation, prevent them from speaking
  • The do not share a common language with care-givers

Basic care card

This card is designed to communicate immediate care needs to staff:

  • Hunger/thirst
  • Temperature
  • Needing the toilet
  • Discomfort in bed
  • Feeling short of breath, sick or generally in pain