21 November Mobile Nurse Call System in a Hospital November 21, 2019 By Katja Streich healthcare |Bluetooth Low Energy|, |client based| 0 An advanced nurse call solution improves response times to critical patient events and ensures optimal patient care. At a glance client-based localization of the hospital staff mobile call function via app, integration into nurse call system Problem Definition In hospitals, nurse call systems are designed to request help quickly, reliably and in a targeted manner in emergencies and dangerous situations. They serve both to protect patients and to alert staff on duty. With a classic nurse call system, typically only the patient room from which the call is made is determined. If, for example, the patient is in the corridor, there is usually no possibility to call. The nursing staff themselves are typically confronted with many patients and tasks and are often unable to place calls in a sufficiently targeted manner. Only well-informed staff with access to real-time information will be able to immediately record incidents and make quick and well-founded decisions. Solution An intelligent tracking solution ensures informed, responsive and patient-oriented workflows. A mobile app enables locating hospital staff and transferring locations in case of emergency (call function). Via a button in the app, the emergency situation can be indicated. With each nurse call, the current location of the caller is automatically transmitted. The nursing staff on the ward always have an overview of the system and can act quickly and appropriately in emergency situations. Call locations are visually displayed on 2D/3D plans. Seamless logging enables events to be traced continuously. Through automatic call distribution to several nurse stations (in case of high call volumes) and prioritization of calls (e.g. emergency calls), response times can be further optimized. Technical Implementation Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons are installed within the area to be monitored. The beacons emit Bluetooth signals that are received by the hospital staff's mobile devices. An installed app interprets the signals and uses a signal strength measurement for positioning. infsoft technology is implemented via a Software Development Kit (SDK). If a medical emergency or dangerous situation occurs, an alarm can be triggered at the touch of a button in the app. In this case, the application immediately transmits the position data of the person concerned to the nurse call system in the control center. Forwarding the call to mobile devices is also supported. The nurse station and possibly personnel in the vicinity of the incident receive the alarm message and can react immediately. Optionally, the collected data can also be transferred to the infsoft LocAware platform®. Here they are processed intelligently and can, for example, be filtered and evaluated for analyses of operational processes. Use Case PDF for Download Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles Mobile Call System for Hospital Staff infsoft and Ascom offer an advanced call system solution that improves communication and response times of hospital staff in critical events. Read More Mobile Access Control System for Office Buildings The access to areas and rooms in office buildings can be managed reliably using a mobile access control system. Read More An Emergency Call System for Elderly People in Nursing Homes With the help of an indoor positioning system (IPS) it is possible to locate persons in a nursing facility and increase their safety. Read More Indoor Tracking of Patients in Hospitals Using an indoor positioning system (IPS) and condition sensors, hospital staff can check whether bedridden patients are getting out of their sleeping position and leaving bed. In addition, the system offers the possibility of detecting a patient's fall and intervening immediately. Read More Tracking Solution with Information Display for Hospital Beds A tracking solution with E-Ink display ensures the proper condition of hospital beds, facilitates the work of hospital staff and enables a smooth process flow. Read More Patient Monitoring and Tracking in Hospitals With the help of an Indoor Positioning System (IPS) a complete monitoring of the vital signs of a patient without data loss and additional set-up times can be guaranteed. This increases safety and ensures better patient and staff satisfaction. Read More Comments are closed.