One Touch Automates Rounding and Reminders to Boost Patient Care on Jeron’s New Provider® 790 Nurse Call System

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In a busy hospital environment, forgetting to check on a patient for routine or special follow-up procedures can have dire consequences. Jeron's Provider 790 nurse call system offers an automated rounding and reminder feature to keep everyone on schedule.

This is a feature that nurses, nurse managers and patients will appreciate. The system is the solution.

Today, Ericka Baran, Vice President at Jeron Electronic Systems, Inc., announced a rounding and reminder option for the company’s Provider 790 nurse call platform. “This is a feature that nurses, nurse managers and patients will appreciate,” stated Baran, “because it automatically reminds nursing staff of repeating and one-time patient visits. Patients are assured of being checked regularly for routine tasks, and staff are freed from concerns about overlooking a critical duty. The system provides the solution.”

Technology interventions can have a tremendous impact on patient health in a hospital setting. A recent NIH (National Institutes of Health) narrative reported: “As hospitals increase the adoption of health informatics systems … virtual reminder systems may become more common. There is growing evidence that these types of reminders may improve adherence to evidence-based guidelines, as well as the prevention of other infectious diseases and chronic conditions.” Similar studies from a variety of medical specialties have commented on automated reminders as reducing caregiver fatigue, improving compliance and promoting patient satisfaction.

ROUNDING AND SELF-REMINDER OPERATION

Here’s how Provider 790 nurse call automatically keeps staff on schedule with the Rounding and the Self-Reminder options:

Rounding is a repeating reminder to revisit a patient within a set period of time, often used to check on wounds, pain, or to turn patients.

  • The caregiver or nurse manager sets the Rounding for a specific patient.
  • The patient’s assigned caregiver(s) are automatically reminded when the time period expires (via the dome light, phone, pager, or PC Console display).
  • The caregiver visits the patient and resets the Rounding.
  • If the first caregiver on patient’s team doesn’t respond within a set time period, then other caregivers on the team are notified of the missed Rounding event.

A Self-Reminder is a one-time event, typically scheduled by the caregiver, to follow-up with their patient after a procedure or event.

  • The caregiver sets the Self-Reminder.
  • The system automatically reminds the caregiver to visit the patient (via the dome light, phone, pager, or PC Console display).
  • The caregiver visits the patient and resets the Self-Reminder.
  • If the first caregiver on patient’s team doesn’t respond within a set time period, then other caregivers on the team are notified of the missed Self-Reminder event.

FEATURES OF ROUNDING AND SELF-REMINDER OPTION

One-Touch Self-Reminder – From either a 4-Button or Touchscreen Workflow station, a single button press starts a Self-Reminder timer in the patient room.

One-Touch Acknowledgement – An expired Rounding/Self-Reminder event can be acknowledged at the patient room by registering into the patient room at a staff presence station, pressing the cancel button on a patient station or by pressing the Self-Reminder button on the 4-Button or Touchscreen Workflow Station.

Hands-Free Acknowledgement – If the Provider 790 system includes the optional Real-Time Locating integration, the active Rounding/Self-Reminder event is acknowledged when the caregiver enters the patient room.

Touchscreen or 4-Button Stations – Facilities have the choice of the Touchscreen Workflow Terminal (supporting up to sixty workflow and Rounding/Reminder events) or one or more of the economical 4-Button Workflow Stations. Both touchscreen and 4-button stations can be intermixed on the same Provider 790 system to meet each area’s specific needs.

Initiate Roundings/Self-Reminders from Nurse Consoles and Staff Terminals – Caregivers can initiate a Rounding or Self-Reminder event from the touchscreen or 4-button station in each patient’s room or from a Nurse Console or Staff Terminal anywhere in the nursing unit. All of the active Roundings and Self-Reminders can be reviewed at the local Nurse Console(s) and Staff Terminal(s).

Team Based Roundings/Self-Reminders – The Rounding/Self-Reminders alerts can be configured with up to three levels of caregiver. If one caregiver can’t respond to a Rounding/Self-Reminder, other team members are alerted so they can back them up.

Dome Light Indication – The Dome Light located outside each patient room indicates an expired Rounding or Self-Reminder event with a flashing green, orange, or yellow indicator to direct caregivers to the room.

OPTIONAL NOTIFICATION

Wireless Notification – From anywhere throughout the facility, optional wireless phone or pocket pager integrations can notify caregivers of a Rounding/Self-Reminder event for one of their assigned patients.

Rounding/Self-Reminder Display – From any Windows® computer on the facility LAN, the optional PC Console Display shows the outstanding Roundings and Self-Reminders. Nurse managers in their office can use the software to monitor the activity for their unit while caregivers can use the software in staff areas to monitor the Roundings/Self-Reminder events for their patients.

Going to HIMSS13 this March in New Orleans?
Stop by the Jeron booth #3162 to test drive the Provider 790 nurse call system

ABOUT PROVIDER 790 NURSE CALL
Provider 790 is a complete nurse call communication solution, offering clear VoIP digital/full-duplex audio, wireless phone and pocket pager integration, simple touch screen operation, automated alerting/workflow functionality and a wide spectrum of patient and staff area components – all designed to optimize patient care and staff efficiency. All Provider systems are backed by Jeron’s industry-leading five-year warranty.

ABOUT JERON ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS: A leader in communications systems for the healthcare industry, Jeron Electronic Systems is the engineering and manufacturing force behind Provider® nurse call systems. Provider systems facilitate communications, speed response times and integrate with a wide spectrum of alerting and notification technologies, all focused on delivering the highest levels of patient care. From its founding in 1965, Jeron has earned a solid reputation for innovation, quality and service. Jeron products are engineered and manufactured in the USA.

For more information regarding the Provider® 790 communication solution, visit http://www.jeron.com/products/nurse-call/provider-790 or call 800.621.1903.

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