Nurse call systems allow patients in health care settings to alert a nurse or other staff member their need for assistance. There are a variety of these systems available depending on the environment and needs of the end user.
The most basic type of nurse call system is referred to as a button system, which is nothing more than a button that is installed somewhere within the patient room either on the bed or within close proximity of the bed. When the button is pressed, the nursing staff is alerted and must respond to the call. This gives the patient an increased sense of security.
Another type of system would be the intercom system, which is most often used in hospitals. The intercom type is a more advanced system that allows the monitoring nurse staff the ability to verbally communicate with the patient. This system gives the staff an advantage in that they do not need to spend time walking to the patients’ location to determine the reason for their call, leading to better preparation in life-threatening situations.
Nurse call systems not only assist the nurse station and patients’ ability to communicate, they also can be used by a staff member already with a patient to call for help by another if the assistance is needed.
FiberPlus has 10 years of experience in the healthcare market and can provide information and consulting to help make the choice which system is right for your application.
Have a noisy work environment? Sound masking is a solution that introduces natural or artificial sound into an area to cover up unwanted sound by disguising the unwanted noise. Sound masking reduces a person’s awareness of a pre-existing sound and can allow an employee to be more comfortable, increasing their ability to concentrate and be more productive without the unwanted distractions.
Sound masking can be utilized in many different commercial type spaces, such as a closed office environment, open office environment, hospitals, and secure locations to name a few.
For a closed office environment with sheetrock walls and a drop ceiling, one would think that those types of rooms would provide privacy, but they actually do not. Most office walls are lightweight and often do not have any insulation, or do not extend to the ceiling deck. This make makes it easy for speech sounds to pass into the open air ceiling space and travel to the next office, or work area offering no privacy for anyone who might be in the adjacent space from being able to hear the exact conversation taking place. Sound masking can make up for these acoustical shortcomings.
In an open office, background noise is very noticeable, whether it’s a person talking on the phone in a modular furniture workstation nearby, or an HVAC unit. Sound masking raises the background noise levels to make up for not having walls and a ceiling.
These are just a few examples of the many environments that would benefit from a sound masking system. Call the experts at FiberPlus today to schedule a site visit to determine if sound masking can help in your work environment.
Smart boards, commonly known as white boards, operate as part of a system that includes a computer, projector, and a software package that is tailored depending on whether the application will be used for educational or business purposes.
Smart boards offer many benefits to the end user. For example, they allow the teacher in a classroom the ability to save specific lessons or notes that can later be reviewed by a student who may have missed their class. They also encourage interactive learning with students because each and every person in the classroom can use the smart board at the same time. This is especially useful for a classroom that may only have one computer. This technology also allows teachers to utilize the Internet and enable the entire classroom to view websites to enhance a specific topic or lesson plan, rather than just using text books.
In a business setting, presentations and meetings can be saved and made accessible to an employee or customer at a later date. The information can also be made accessible online and used for review, or given to an individual access that did not attend the event.
FiberPlus has a seasoned team of subject matter experts when it comes to smart board technology, having assisted in the design and installation of many devices for end users in K-12, higher education, secured facilities, and healthcare markets.
Time Clocks & Data Collection
Traditional time clocks are a thing of the past. Automated systems have allowed employers a more cost-effective, accurate way to track employee attendance.
Automated time clocks eliminate data entry errors and enforce attendance policies as the employee clocks in and out. This technology allows the employee a more efficient way to track information, such as their weekly schedule and paid leave balances, without the need to obtain that information from management. This application is effective for many end users, especially those who have multiple locations employees report to and from.
FiberPlus has installed many automated clocks in the federal, commercial, and healthcare markets.