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Device: Hospital Bed
Manufacturer: Hill-Rom
Model: CareAssist
Location: United States, Indiana
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Device: Hospital Bed
Manufacturer: Hill-Rom
Model: CareAssist
Location: United States, Michigan
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Device: Bed Alert System
Manufacturer: Pneupac
Model: PAC O2
Location: United Kingdom, Hampshire
Rating: 95%

Bed Alert System may also be referred to as :

Wandering Prevention System | Wheelchair Alert System | Patient Wandering Prevention System | Patient Elopement Prevention System | Alarm, Occupancy | Beds Availability System | Bed Alert System | Antiwandering System | Antielopement System | Occupancy Alarm

Tips for buying Bed Alert System

  1. Sensor configuration is the main difference between bed alert system alarms. Facilities should consider which sensor configuration is best for their patients based on: how mobile patients are, as well as their mental status and level of cooperation.
  2. Facilities should also consider differences in remote occupancy alarm capability. For example, a small, 15-bed rehabilitation unit would probably only need a bed alert system with audible alarms that sound in the patient rooms. On the other hand, a 60-bed long-term care unit may require additional wandering prevention system alarms that can be connected to the nurse call system or linked to wireless consoles in the hallways to ensure alarms are heard.
  3. Some bed alert system alarms have alarm delay, which enables staff to more effectively use anti-wandering system alarms on highly restless patients by reducing the number of nuisance alarms.
  4. Facilities are encouraged not to get bed alarm systems without hold or mute mode because caregivers may forget to turn the occupancy alarm back on after attending to the patient.
  5. Facilities may find remote bed alert system alarms useful if caregivers can disable audible alarms at the bedside to avoid disturbing other patients in the room.
  6. Bed alert systems in general can be interchanged between beds, chairs, and wheelchairs.
  7. Some wandering prevention systems can interface with nurse call, paging, and fire systems. However, this increases the price of the bed alert system.
  8. Risk management procedures should be established in facilities for determining alarm parameters, identifying at-risk patients, and dealing with fall victims.
  9. Facilities that need to monitor multiple patients with one wandering prevention system control unit or restless patients who require additional sensors, should favor the use of multiple pressure-sensitive sensors or weight transducers used simultaneously with a Y-connector attached to a single control bed alert system unit.
  10. The pressure-sensitive, anti-wandering system sensors can either be reusable or disposable. Facilities requiring frequent patient occupancy monitoring will find reusable pads ideal.
  11. Reusable bed alert system pads are sealed to resist damage from liquids and have an expected lifetime of 6-12 months. Disposable pads are sealed to resist damage from fluids and to control infections, and have a typical expected lifetime of 30, 60, or 90 days.
  12. Disposable or rechargeable batteries are most appropriate for portable bed alert system units. Facilities should consider the type, operating time, and recharging time of the batteries, and then compare these to the patient occupancy tracking requirements.
  13. Facilities that use occupancy alarms infrequently will find battery-operated wandering prevention system models ideal. Facilities requiring frequent occupancy tracking will find line-powered wandering prevention system models to be beneficial, to reduce the costs of replacing, recharging, or disposing of batteries. Battery backup should be used in case of power loss.
  14. Anti-wandering system users should be able to record personalized alarm messages for patients in their native languages. This bed alert system feature would remind patients not to exit until a staff member has arrived and may help relax patients. Messages can encourage patients to wait for assistance or remind them to use a walker or cane.
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