Nursecall systems have existed since the first bell was hung by a patient’s bedside. But modern hospitals understand that Nursecall systems are crucial when efficient response-time could mean the difference between life and death.

Advances in technology have made it possible for hospital management to both ensure their nurses and doctors stay informed about their patients, and stay informed themselves, by tracking workflow, care trends, and caregiver performance.

No more tangled up wires connected to nurse stations, where hundreds of alarm lights dance across the counter. Nursecall systems have become wireless and simple, allowing any patient in the hospital to send messages for help straight to mobile medical staff. Patients can have peace of mind that help is one click away, hanging on a lanyard around their necks.

Four New Features Your Hospital’s Nursecall System Needs

Patient Call Button: Connected to the patient’s bedframe and medical equipment, the patient call button offers an early call system with or without the patient’s prompting. Settings can be adjusted to alert staff when a patient leaves the bed, giving a quick response to patients who need help moving or shouldn’t be leaving their beds at all.

Wireless call buttons: Call buttons come in all shapes and sizes. Some aren’t even buttons anymore. A specialised tube can be equipped to a patient’s bedrail to allow patients with limited movement to alert a nurse by breathing into it. Wireless devices now mean that these lifesaving call buttons can be placed anywhere. Waterproof call buttons can even be mounted near a bathtub.

Wall station: Discreet communication between a nurse and a patient can maintain their dignity or minimise disruptions for other patients in the ward. A wall station is a mounted device with a speaker and microphone that allows patients to speak with staff at the nurse station from their beds. A wall station may also be connected to monitoring equipment and alert nurses as soon as vital signs drop into the red.

Wristwatch pagers: All medical staff may wear wristwatch pagers that will display the ward and room number of a patient who presses their call button. Nurses then use their watches to communicate with each other when in need of assistance. Once a nurse answers a call, they can cancel it, locking their response-time data and sending it straight to the medical manager. Management will have the data to review their staff’s activities. It’s a world of numbers and we’re all a part of it.

Be Minerva Safe

Like all technology, medical systems need maintenance and updates. Nursecall systems should always be in working order. Minerva Technologies are well equipped to design, install, maintain and update older systems.

Our technical staff have extensive knowledge of the regulations of medical systems and keep fully up to date with the latest medical security developments.

If you’re looking to take the safety of your patients to a new level, contact us at info@mintech.co.za.