Television/nurse-call remote

Crest Healthcare Supply introduces Remote Call-IR™, the new resident-friendly, combined TV remote control and call cord. This innovative nurse-call device features large TV control buttons that allow residents to easily control the TV power, channel, and volume. The nurse-call button is distinctive both visually and tactilely. Remote Call-IR eliminates many of the extra buttons included on universal remotes that can confuse and frustrate residents and can be programmed for use with multiple brands of TVs like a universal remote.

Housekeeping communication system

Jeron Electronic Systems, Inc., has designed a new Housekeeping/Room Ready feature to be used in conjunction with its Provider® 680 Nurse Call system. The new feature aims to improve communication in healthcare facilities and subsequently, bed management. A unique system that informs housekeeping staff when a room is in need of cleaning and the administrator upon having been cleaned, the Housekeeping station ensures that rooms are attended to promptly and are filled quickly. This streamlined process allows facilities to utilize their staff and rooms more efficiently, resulting in improved bed turnover and a better patient experience.


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Staff-to-staff comunication

AATEL Communications, Inc., and Rauland-Borg have released the Responder 5 staff-to-staff, staff-to-patient nurse-call system. The Responder 5 Open Architectural Interface (OAI) was created to simplify Healthcare integration. Responder integrates over a VoIP Network, providing wired or wireless integration to SIP-compatible devices and other systems such as alarm management, patient protection, telemetry, and many more. The push of one button within a unit can notify environmental services to clean the room and notify staff that a patient is being transferred from one unit to another.

Wireless communication system

RF Technologies introduces Code Alert® Integrated Care Management (ICM), a wireless call and communication solution. Code Alert ICM operates on a single platform that integrates wireless call and life safety devices, and notifies staff of an e-call, an event, and associated responses via two-way communications, including voice-to-voice capability. Using the new Version 6.0 software suite, data generated by Code Alert ICM, Code Alert Wandering Management, and Code Alert Advanced 3-Way, care fall, incontinence, and turning schedule management can be recorded and reported on combined reports.

LED lighting

The MedLux™ line of MRI-safe lighting products by Everbrite Lighting Technologies includes the MedLux XLS down light with full dimming capabilities and the MedLux Graphic Panel Illuminators, which come in a variety of system sizes for ceiling and wall applications. These products are maintenance-free, produce no RF interference, and carry a three-year warranty.

Wall-mounted computer center

With one-touch vertical and horizontal adjustment the Fluid by Mediamounts provides easy ergonomic positioning and access to the LCD, keyboard, and CPU whether sitting or standing. Designed for the medical industry, features include, engineering certified to support 40 pounds, multiple configurations, internal cable management, folds to within 7 inches, and powder coated in an antimicrobial paint. Fluid is easy to use, durable, and aesthetically pleasing.

Module television system

PDi Communication Systems is a leader in advanced patient entertainment systems and continues to provide the broadest line of healthcare specific television in the industry. PDi manufactures an award winning integrated DVD, DVR, and IPTV “module” television system eliminating unsightly external boxes, mounts, and cables.

Computer business interface

LINTECH’s COMET Business Intelligence (BI) Dashboard allows the users to monitor, analyze, and manage performance at the business area level, the facility level, and the enterprise level. It gauges the organization’s performance in all clinical and business areas through quantification of processes and outcomes (using key performance indicators [KPI]). Designed as an open system, the COMET BI Dashboard also allows integration of data from non-COMET systems.

Ceiling-mounting equipment

Accu-Mount Support Systems by Healthcare Technology Corporation are universal systems for attaching ceiling-mounted equipment to any type of building structure. Accu-Mounts are pre-engineered, prefabricated structures for attaching booms, lights, c-arms, microscopes, and other ceiling mounted equipment in surgery, radiology, intensive care, and exam rooms.

Analysis tool for BIM

Trelligence Affinity™ 5.6 is a design and analysis tool that extends BIM into the planning and early design phases of complex building projects. Affinity enables architecture firms to develop detailed space programs, capture program requirements, develop multiple 2-D and 3-D design scenarios, and bidirectionally integrate with Revit Architecture® and ArchiCAD for ongoing analysis of design compliance to the project program. Enhancements in version 5.6 include an end-user report writer, graphical bubble and relationship diagramming, schematic design exports for custom presentations, and additional schematic design editing tools.

ECG lead wires

Curbell Electronics, Inc., announces the addition of its OnePatient™ single-patient-use ECG lead wires to its patient monitoring product line. Curbell’s OnePatient ECG lead wires are designed to reduce the spread of infection and minimize the risk of cross-contamination. The OnePatient ECG lead wires are fully shielded for durability and to minimize signal interference and noise. The lead wires can also be used with existing ECG trunk cables on all types of monitors and don’t require adaptors, making them interchangeable with reusable lead wires and easy to adopt by staff members.

LCD high-definition TV

LG Electronics enhances the in-room patient experience with a 26″ class (26.0″ diagonal) LCD HDTV (model 26LG3DCH). Designed specifically for healthcare facilities, this UL-listed television combines sleek style with advanced technologies such as dynamic power savings, Pro:Idiom® for HD programming, a pillow speaker port, and a built-in ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM tuner.

Firestop pathway

A significant portion of Joint Commission compliance violations are firestop related, with cable penetrations accounting for a high percentage of those violations. EZ Path® by Specified Technologies will pay for itself in just a few cable changes and provide room for growth in your facility. The EZ Path Fire Rated Pathway is the industry’s only zero-maintenance firestop pathway.

Electro-magnetic locks

Häfele now offers low-voltage, electro-magnetic and electro-mechanical locking systems for furniture solutions. EFL15 is a radial lock designed as a compact, high-load locking mechanism. EFL25 is an In-line that is a very thin lock designed for high-cycle applications where space is limited. It uses two jaws and a sliding lock to capture and hold an inserted lock bolt. Both the EDFL15 and EFL25 can open under side-load pressure. EFL21 is a lock bar actuator. It is designed to attach over a recessed lock bar for wood cabinets and for securing multiple drawers with one controlled locking device.

Healthcare Design 2008 December;8(12):84-86