Think Outside The Box With Solutions From Responder
Patients are familiar with the use of pillow speakers to communicate with nurses or to operate the television, but have you thought of these other uses?
- Temperature and climate adjusting
- Lighting control
- Shades or curtains operation
- Unlock their door
- Request pain medication
By putting the patient in control of his or her environment, these simple operations can help make the patient experience better and contribute to the "Always" response on an HCAHPS survey.
Here are other unique applications where Responder improves patient care:
- Responder systems can integrate with smoke detectors, providing another alarm for staff and lighting solid red lights in the area(s) that need it.
- Monitoring negative pressure rooms can be quite difficult without the proper tools. Responder can send an alert if the pressure in an isolation rooms doesn't return to normal within a set time after the door opens.
- Through the use of Responder NET, departments can enter work requests electronically via any networked PC. Information about room occupancy, color coding, and isolation information can help employees prioritize the work that needs to be done. When the request is updated, all departments are notified, thereby eliminating unnecessary phone calls.
- Reports can be run to validate response times and frequency of orders.