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Red cards help nurses talk to patients

2010-07-02 03:54:54 GMT2010-07-02 11:54:54 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

A nurse shows four red cards, which are used to communicate with patients at First People's Hospital in Xiangfan, Central China's Hubei province on July 1, 2010. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

A nurse uses a red card to communicate with a patient at First People's Hospital in Xiangfan, Central China's Hubei province on July 1, 2010. The message on the red card reads: Does it hurt? [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

A nurse uses a red card to communicate with a patient at First People's Hospital in Xiangfan, Central China's Hubei province on July 1, 2010. The message says: Did you sleep well? [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

Two nurses show a few cards used to communicate with patients at First People's Hospital in Xiangfan, Central China's Hubei province on July 1, 2010. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

Some patients at the hospital are mentally conscious but unable to speak, and doctors say the cards help them communicate. The messages on the four red cards read: Are you hungry? Does your head ache? Do you want to poop? Does it hurt?

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