Keeping your patients connected with your team of health care professionals helps provide better overall patient outcomes, reduces overhead for your facility, and helps you avoid potentially costly penalties in your business.
How The NurseAlert System Works – The Basics
NurseAlert is a unique communications device, inspired by the nurse “alert” and “call” buttons at healthcare facilities. This lightweight, easy-to-use device is worn by a patient, and given to them when they are discharged from your facility.
When they press the button on the device, a text alert is sent to three pre-programmed phone numbers. Then the device will call the three numbers in sequence – if one does not answer, the next phone will be contacted.
After someone at your facility answers the call, you will be able to talk to your patient through the built-in speakerphone, to provide them with further instructions on how to manage their issue, and the next steps they need to take to get care. This puts your patients in control of their own health, allowing them to consult with a medical professional instantly.
Other built-in functions include Wander Alerts and a GPS locator to locate patients, as well as patient fall alerts, triggered when the NurseAlert system recognizes that a fall may have occurred.
It’s easy to use, with a battery life of up to 5 days and a simple charging station, a showerproof design, and nationwide coverage. Finally, the NurseAlert is HIPAA compliant – no Protected Health Information (PHI) is ever shared when using this system.