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September 25, 2012 / advwirelesscomm

Timed Event Reminder Helps Assure Proper Turns For At-Risk Residents

Skin disorders and other health issues represent a serious risk to frail and bed–ridden residents. To avoid these risks, many skilled nursing facilities follow a defined procedure that calls for the “turning” of bed-ridden residents at prescribed intervals, typically every two hours.

A skilled nursing facility can be hectic and distractions are often. Administrators and DONs have requested a simple audible alert to remind caregivers that it is time to turn at-risk residents.

A skilled nursing facility can be hectic and distractions are often. Administrators and DONs have requested a simple audible alert to remind caregivers that it is time to turn at-risk residents.

Advanced Wireless provides a simple, cost-effective solution that can easily be installed and programmed by the local facility. Our solution involves a Controlled Tone Generator. This is a small “black box” that connects to the audio input of the current public address system. It can be programmed to activate at precise time intervals, for example, every two hours. Upon activation, this device issues a simple audible tone across the public address system. You may also have the tone or a pre-recorded message play across two-way radios, pagers, and other output devices (requires additional hardware). Care givers will hear their reminder tone (a soft bell-like chime) to be reminded that it is time to turn at risk residents. This device can be programmed to accommodate up to three unique repeating time intervals each with a unique audible tone.

This device offers a simple but effective solution to remind care givers to respond to important recurring timed activities.

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