Reblog: When The Rate You Set Isn’t The Rate You Get

The uphill battle these nurses face is managing the incredibly dynamic system of gravity infusion while working to keep their patients on schedule for treatments and ensure fluids are administered reliably and accurately, all while managing their patient load. Even in perfect conditions, during any gravity IV treatment, the rate changes over time, and without the right tools, a 45 minute infusion can stretch into an hour or more. Venous…

Reblog: Adapting and evolving Nurse call systems as demand changes

As featured in Health Estates Journal, Medicare Systems, discusses some of the features and capabilities of modern nurse call systems – the functionality of which now extends well beyond their original purpose, explains what to look for when considering purchasing one, and looks ahead to what new features we can expect to be incorporated in the future. Nurse call systems have been a vital part of hospitals since the Victorian…

Reblog: Woman who abducted Newborn Sentenced to 18 Years

Several months ago we wrote a blog highlighting the devastating case of a woman who kidnapped a newborn from a Florida medical center and raised her as her own child for 19 years. She dressed in scrubs to disguise herself as a nurse, took the baby from the mother’s room just 8 hours after its birth, put the baby in a bag and fled. In June she was sentenced to…

If your call system goes down, don’t let your wards stand empty!

Installing a Medicare HTM Wireless Nurse Call System is quick and simple Panels are colour-coded to meet HTM guidelines for standard calls (orange), assistance calls (yellow), emergency calls (red), staff presence (green) and call accept (grey). Further the standard calls, assistance and emergency calls each have their own specific tone. Combination of visual and audible alerts provide care staff with a simple and safe method of correctly identifying the status…

Anti-Wandering Solutions

Anti-Wandering Door Alarm System Single Door Monitor System – TL-3005SYSR1 This “All in One” Anti-Wandering Single Door Monitor System functions with just a Door Alarm and a Resident Wristband. Simply mount the Door Monitor Alarm above any exit or doorway in your care facility plug it in, and place wristband on resident. Install in 4 easy steps: 1) Mount door alarm system, 2) Plug it in, 3) Put wristband on…

Fall Prevention And Anti Wandering Systems

Falls and wandering are becoming a big issue even in developing countries. Hospitals have stepped up their efforts to prevent falls. Injuries from falls are detrimental to the health of the patients and can create longer stays in the hospital and in some instances start a downward turn in their overall health. And unfortunately, sometimes falls can even cause death. Falls can be very expensive for the hospital as well…

Fall Monitors / Exit Alarms

Fall Monitors & Exit Alarms are designed to alert caregivers when an at-risk individual needs assistance – so you can get to them before they fall! Our monitors feature Corded, Cord Free, & Pull-String designs to fit any application and are ideal for bed exit monitoring, chair exit monitoring and door exit monitoring. Corded Fall Monitors: Our standard Fall Monitors are designed for use with our Corded Weight-Sensing Bed /…

Reblog: E-LOGGING service

Medicare’s E-LOGGING service provides secure access to nurse call data through the iCloud platform. Used in the Nursing and Residential environment, this powerful reporting tool supplies accurate call data analysis providing evidential reports. All reports can be individually tailored, automated and emailed to selected recipients. Allows remote access anywhere on any device including smartphones, tablets and desktops. Gives you the capability to monitor trends providing evidential data to assist with…

Reblog: Faulty Wander Management System Found in Case of Memory Care Death

A report from the Ohio Department of Health found that Campbell exited the building around 12:35 a.m., likely died between 1:00 and 2:00 a.m., and wasn’t discovered by staff until 8:20 a.m. However, bed checks at 2:00 and 4:00 a.m. documented (fraudulently) that Campbell was in her room. Now three Hilty Home staff members are being charged on a number of charges including involuntary manslaughter, forgery and gross patient neglect.…

Why Hospitals (And Their Nurses) Love Cuddles

It takes as little as 4 seconds for an abductor to leave a room with a baby and make an exit. That leaves little to no time for this person to be detected and stopped which is why you should never miss an opportunity to keep the babies in your care safe. Leverage the best in infant protection systems with Cuddles as your solution for ensuring that every tiny little…