Saturday, July 27, 2013

Wireless Nurse Call Systems Deciphered

By Rebecca Jones

The saying goes, “it’s a matter of life and death” and when someone’s survival and life is at risk, this is when things should be taken seriously. So often we worry about menial, insignificant things which, in the great scheme of things, when properly thought about are not important at all. However when it comes to our mortality, we more often than not forget to cast our minds over this subject and only really think about the fragility of our lives when it comes into question.

With an increasingly aging global population and numerous people taken into hospital everyday as well as care homes, it is essential that these individual’s safety needs are met with the utmost care, respect and attention. Caring for patients, whether it be in a hospital, care homes or privately at home is in no way an easy task to bear. However it is the crux of every single healthcare unit in the world.

Thanks to vast improvements and developments in technology, caring for patients is a lot easier than it used to be. Wireless Nurse Call Systems have become a vital tool in the medical and care industries and can be found in nursing homes, residential homes, hospices and hospitals throughout the world.

Key features include call tracking so you can provide absolute accountability of the service and care provided to the patient. These nurse call systems also come with touch-screen technology as well as two way call acknowledgement. Other functionalities include the multi-zone capability which means that these systems can be received in more than one area or vicinity and are also easily adapted to any organisational unit.

The systems are highly powerful, flexible pieces of medical apparatus. Not only are they functional, they are also highly versatile and reliable and can withstand the demands of any medical or healthcare environment. This is extremely important when the safety of someone’s life comes into play.

Wireless Nurse Systems are also extremely robust and are configured to suit each healthcare facilities requirements. As the system is wireless, this means that it will not cause any convenience to the unit or premises and therefore will not be a nuisance for patients and staff, a primary concern.

Other notable features of the Wireless Nurse Call Systems is that they are user-friendly and easy to operate. These high quality, innovative wireless nurse call systems are also available in
bespoke packages.

Easily installed within one day, causing little or no disruption to the environment, patient or staff in the healthcare facility as well as excellent after sales support means that these wireless systems are a welcomed addition to any medical unit. In a job which is physically and emotionally taxing, ensure you have peace of mind with a wireless nurse call system.

Author Bio: Rebecca is a health, wellbeing and lifestyle blogger. She frequently writes about her interests and new developments in these fields. Rebecca often writes content on behalf of Courtney Thorne, pioneers of Nurse Call Systems and other innovative solutions of healthcare facilities.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Support Growing for a National Nurse

As we continue to transition into a wellness model for health care and leave the sick model behind, we have to change our focus. In doing so we prioritize prevention and proactive measures to improve our health status and that of our patients.

Our job as nurses will continue to include more and more patient education and holistic care. Not only will we continue to educate patients about their current health status and diseases, but we will focus heavily on preventing disease and complications in order to improve outcomes and general health status.

A National Nurse for Public Health will help to set the tone and lead the charge to improve how we do this with better tools, shared information and as an example to all. The National Nurse will be the visible leader for the profession and help to elevate nurses in the eyes of patients who already trust us more than any other profession.

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) recently signed on as co-sponsor of HR485, The National Nurse Act of 2013. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard said, "I was happy to sign on as co-sponsor to HR485 The National Nurse Act of 2013. Nurses are the heart and soul of our health care system and bring a holistic, preventative and compassionate lens to the system that has been stuck in a conventional sick care model for too many years. Imagine what the health care system would look like if nurses had been represented at leadership levels all along."

As of today there are now 75 co-sponsors for HR 485. You can find the list of co-sponsors and sort it to discover which Representatives from your state have signed on. The National Nursing Network Organization helps make it easy for you to call or email your Congressional Rep. There's a suggested script for you phone call, and a suggested email or snail mail message for you to copy or tweak with your own words. Please consider a donation to the cause as well.

When I left a voice mail message and sent an email for my own representative, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (CA-26), she graciously called me back and left me an amazing message saying she had just signed on to co-sponsor and said, "we need more of you and we need to fill the pipeline with nurses. I look forward to working with the nurses of California." 

Thank you to all who have supported this effort!!

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