Jeron Provider® 790 Nurse Call System’s Medical Device Alarm Notification Supports Patient Safety Goals

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Jeron Provider 790 nurse call communications system addresses The Joint Commission's 2012 patient safety goals with optional alarms for critical medical devices.

Today Ericka Baran, Vice President of Chicago-based Jeron Electronic Systems announced the integration of medical device alarms with its Provider 790 nurse call system for hospitals.

According to Baran, "When The Joint Commission established the first set of National Patient Safety Goals (NSPGs) in 2003, the objective was to address specific areas of concern in regard to patient safety in hospitals which includes medical device alarms. Medical device alarm notification and timely response by caregivers continue to be a focus for both Joint Commission and healthcare facilities."

Medical errors, including missed or slow response to device alarms, cost the U.S. healthcare system over $17 billion a year. “We’re constantly working to improve patient safety and staff response time through state-of-the art technology solutions," stated Baran, “and that’s why we designed our Provider® 790 nurse call platform to monitor medical devices, such as ventilators, I.V. pumps, pulse oximeters and bed exit monitors, for alarm conditions and will automatically alert caregivers to these alarms.”

Medical Device Alarms integrated with the Provider 790 Nurse Call System:

  • Provides multiple alarm inputs within each patient room, each with a distinct alarm priority, to support alarm monitoring of multiple devices.
  • Features device alarms with multiple modes of annunciate – patient room dome light, nurse console, duty stations and staff terminals - to ensure that caregivers are quickly notified so they can act.
  • Readily integrates with wireless devices, such as phone or pagers, to instantly alert the caregiver(s) assigned to the patient of the alarm condition. If the primary caregiver is occupied, the alarm automatically alerts other caregiver(s) assigned to the patient or to all caregivers in the area.
  • Maintains a full record of all alarms and staff response through the optional call activity logging and reporting software.

Beyond addressing the critical issues identified by The Joint Commission, Baran cites other key benefits of integrating medical device alarms into nurse call, specifically staff efficiency and the maintenance of a quiet environment. “The system clearly identifies the device and the location, so caregivers don’t have to waste time searching. The ‘call canceled’ feature also lets other staff members know that the situation is under control.” Finally, “the ‘quiet notification’ benefits of alerting by patient room dome lights and caregiver wireless devices, helps to promote a peaceful atmosphere.”

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 touchscreen 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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