Communications to care for carers.
Communications to care for carers.

Ascom personnel alarm solutions for psychiatric facilities

Caring for the mentally ill—particularly in acute cases—is a stressful, demanding job. It requires dedicated staff with specialist skills. And it calls for specialist personnel alarms and communications systems. Solutions that have been tried, tested and adopted in facilities and health systems worldwide.

How can we minimize the risks facing caregivers in mental health environments, while still respecting the dignity and rights of patients? One proven way is with an unobtrusive, mobile, and customized personal solutions from Ascom.

 

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Overview

Solution Products

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Overview

Solution Products

Documents

  • Respect for patients. Reliability for staff

    An Ascom staff safety solution is discreet, within reach at all times, easily or automatically activated, and can be pre-programmed to alert assigned colleagues or security personnel. Such solutions can be customized to include a ‘no-movement’ function, where an alert is sent if the handset remains stationery for a pre-defined time period. Pull-cords can also be attached to users’ handsets. When forcibly removed, the handset automatically transmits an alert. The solution can also include positioning functionality. This lets responders see the location—often with room-level accuracy—of the handset that sent the alarm. Responders can also listen in on whatever the handset picks up, giving them a more detailed picture of the unfolding situation.

    Fast facts

    • Being able to discreetly summon back-up can help de-escalate potentially threatening situations

    • Ascom personal safety alarms are transmitted directly to pre-assigned colleagues or security staff

    • The handset-locator function in Ascom solutions can make it easier and quicker for responders to react in emergency situations

    • Personal alarm functionality is typically integrated into a complete wireless communication solution that also offers voice, data and messaging capabilities

     

    Reference case: Psychiatric University Clinics Basel

    "Our people now move with less anxiety on the grounds even at night, because they know that we can determine their position in an emergency situation quickly and exactly and can immediately provide help."

    Toni Huwyler

    Building and Safety Manager, PUC Basel

    Secure communication in highly complex environments
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    Secure communication in highly complex environments

    Psychiatric clinics belong to the most demanding environment in matters of personal protection. Creating an alarm and communication system in such an environment, which completely, autonomously and reliably facilitates alarm transmission with localization of the transmitter, as well as interactive voice and text communication, is really a masterpiece. Learn how Basel's Psychiatric University Clinics (PUC) improved safety.
  • Solution architecture

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    Architecture description

    Ascom personnel alarms integrate infrastructure, mobile handsets and software. These solutions are open and scalable. They interoperate with virtually all existing systems, and can be altered over time to meet changing needs.

    Solution products

    The products shown below are only a part of Ascom’s total hardware and software offering. To see the complete product portfolio, click on ‘Products’ in the main menu. Contact your nearest Ascom office or representative to learn more about specific Ascom solutions, products and services. 

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  • Secure communication in highly complex environments
    PDF

    Secure communication in highly complex environments

    Psychiatric clinics belong to the most demanding environment in matters of personal protection. Creating an alarm and communication system in such an environment, which completely, autonomously and reliably facilitates alarm transmission with localization of the transmitter, as well as interactive voice and text communication, is really a masterpiece. Learn how Basel's Psychiatric University Clinics (PUC) improved safety.