While hotels and resorts have many functional aspects of a hospital, such as isolated rooms, catering, cleaning and related logistical infrastructure, what they don’t have is a nurse call system.
Traditional nurse call systems are wired from a central server to each patient’s room where a wall button or neck pendant is provided to the patient. When the patient pushes the button, nurses and doctors are alerted through LED signs in corridors, pagers or smartphones. Hotels and resorts do not have this critical infrastructure, and the challenge is how to immediately provide these facilities for essential nurse call functionality.
One of the benefits of this increasingly wireless world is the invention of highly resilient wireless protocols born for the internet of things (IoT) applications. Vitalcare has applied this wireless technology to provide a ‘pop-up’ emergency nurse call system.
This pop-up nurse call systems comes in a self-contained ruggedised case – not much larger than a briefcase. It plugs into power, and even includes an internal battery backup for over 4-hours of continuous operation, and connection to the internet for reporting, remote configuration and system management.