Anyone who has ever stayed at, or worked in, a hospital building knows what a nurse call system is. When a patient needs help, a button is pressed to alert a nurse. Typically, this is done by turning on a light in a hallway and sending a notification to a computer station. Soon after, a nurse checks in on the patient to give them whatever they need. Sometimes, the staff at a computer station would then directly communicate with the patient via a phone or speaker system before the nurse actually arrives. While this basic system does wonders, there are updated, modern nurse call systems that offer a wide variety of bolstered benefits worth considering.
Better Allocation of Nurses
Some hospitals are outright understaffed and even if they aren’t, it’s still critical that nurses are able to get where they need to, when they need to. With modern nurse call systems, patients can send alerts to a call station which in turn sends an alert directly to a nurse’s phone. They can even reply with “accept” or “unavailable” statuses depending on what the situation is, which can go a long way in nurses being able to manage their time and labor.
With an updated nursing call system, nurses can be immediately informed about things like patient condition, why the call was made, or if a doctor may need to step in as well. There’s also greater control over two-way communication, allowing patients to better indicate what their needs are instead of having a very limited scope of communication that is offered by an older legacy system.
More Available Information
In emergencies, being able to quickly relay information is critical. Letting nurses know about things like fall alerts or specific codes can help them walk into a situation with more available information that allows them to quickly tackle the problem at hand. Modern call systems can even be linked to heart rate monitors or other medical equipment, which can let a nurse immediately know if there are issues with critical condition patients.
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