Our experts at KJ Fire Safety can install, maintain and repair every type of nurse-call system. We understand that where nurse-call systems are involved there is special care that must be taken to ensure that those at risk will remain safe. Our nurse-call clients range from nursing homes to doctors surgeries, hospitals and assisted living accommodation. We make life simple for businesses in Wigan, Manchester, Preston and beyond. With many different nurse-call products continuing to flood the market we can provide expert advice as to which ones will best suit your business needs. That’s why we offer free site surveys in order to understand your exact requirements and offer the best solution for you. We understand that the needs of all businesses may differ, and we strive to provide you with a service that none of our competitors can match. Our staff have over 50 years of experience with nurse call solutions and can provide the right structure that your business needs at a fantastic price.
What Is A Nurse-Call System?
Nurse-call systems are usually found in hospitals, nursing homes and other places vulnerable people are present. A nurse-call system allows patients to alert staff if they require assistance. Call points are usually located in areas such as bedrooms and bathrooms. When the button on the call point is pressed a signal alerts staff and a nurse or care assistant responds to the request. Some systems allow the patient or resident to speak directly to staff; others simply notify staff that assistance is required at a specific location.
What Are The Benefits Of Having A Nurse-Call System?
Having a nurse-call system and call points provides the following benefits to patients:
- Enables patients who are confined to bed to communicate with staff
- Allows visitors to call for assistance on behalf of the patient or resident
- Offers a way to call for help if an accident occurs in the shower/bathroom
- Provides an increased sense of security
- Helps staff monitor the patient’s well-being and ensures that requirements are met as fast as possible. This helps avoid any unnecessary discomfort
What Type Of Nurse-Call Systems Are Available?
There are many different types of nurse-call systems. The best for your business will depend on a number of things including budget and property function. For example, a hospital in Wigan may have different needs than a care home in Preston.
The types of nurse-call systems are:
Conventional – A basic hard-wired system which allows residents to summon help from their bedrooms, bathrooms etc. A conventional system is typically suitable for general use in smaller care homes and is used extensively in leisure centres, saunas etc. A conventional system will not offer specific information other than the fact assistance is required. Call points with buttons or pull cords will be used to call for help. A conventional system does not have the ability to keep record of any activity. A conventional system is the cheapest option available.
Addressable – This is a flexible hard-wired system which offers more advanced information such as the reason help is required or that emergency assistance is urgently needed. An addressable system will normally record and log all events via a PC which is ideal for management records and client peace of mind. Due to the nature of installation this option is often seen as best for new builds, especially in nursing homes and dementia units.
Wireless – When you choose a wireless system you have the option of selecting a conventional or addressable style operation. The only difference here is no cabling is required. The overall results once installed and activated will be the same. A wireless nurse-call system is quick and easy to install and is best for existing buildings or refurbishments where cable installation may be difficult, time consuming or costly.
Panic Alarm – This can be a stand alone system or can be used as an extra add on to any of the nurse-call options mentioned above. A panic alarm is normally used to protect staff working in vulnerable environments and will be used to summon the help of other staff if required.
Access Control and CCTV – Installing access control allows carers and management to be in control of which areas residents, patients, staff and visitors are able to gain access to. There are different types of access control available from swipe cards, access codes and electronic fobs to bio-metric methods which include fingerprints and even facial and voice identification. Having CCTV to support your access control and nurse-call systems provides another method for management to monitor the whereabouts of residents. It adds an extra sense of security and peace of mind.