- What's In A Care Kit?
What's In A Care Kit?
It's all Here - Everything You Need to Manage Your Self Care
A Care Kit has everything you need in one place.
Only what you need. All of it Step-by-Step. Get on with your life!
You have a better chance of staying out of the hospital with Care Kits - as much as 74% better - say fourteen tests at major medical institutions!
What’s in a Care Kit You Can’t See
ETHNOGRAPHY ": Ethnography is observing people behaving normally in their own environments. CSI researchers shadow patients at home, at work and everywhere to understand the " PATIENT POINT OF VIEW " on self care. In other words, how YOU see it. This research reveals hidden barriers to self care success and surprising key facts to help you manage your health. Other approaches are either too complex or don't give you the right tools.
"Pharma companies pay 100s of thousands of dollars for ethnography. This research reveals hidden barriers to adherence and surprising keys to self-care success. Ethnography exposes gaps in other approaches."
"These insights form a new approach—the CSI curriculum—that all goes to work for you when you give your patient a CareKit."
What’s in a Care Kit You Can See
Each Care Kit contains these 3 ingredients.
CSI clinicians test equipment from the PATIENT POINT OF VIEW. Examples:
- Seniors often have old analog scales. A large print digital scale—non-skid, non-tip—helps vision, prevents falls.
- None of 384 diabetics researched had an objective way to test feet. The Blood Sugar kit delivers a mirror and a monofilament.
Patients report, “You saved my life!”
CSI linguists and artists apply the PATIENT POINT OF VIEW to current clinical standards, step-by-step.
- 4th grade reading level—or lower
- Camera angle as the patient sees
- Goals, not topics, organize tasks, a radical shift that wins adherence
- Images are not merely decoration, but add and clarify meaning
Patients report, “I finally get it!”
The PATIENT POINT OF VIEW at times reveals gaps in tools to help you manage your health. So we invent them and include them in each kit.
- Injection sites to rotate are hard to remember. CSI invented a 3-tier reminder wheel to set once a month
- Pins and zipper bags can cause surgical drains to yank out at home. CSI invented an adjustable, waterproof belt bag. Two in a kit means wear one right in the shower!
Patients report, “Now I can do it right!”