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Locate—Automated Real-time Location service solutions from Ascom

Real-time Location Services (RTLS) tell you where help is needed—whether it’s an assault on staff, a mislaid equipment item, or a fallen or wandering patient. That means less time spent searching, more productive use of assets, and of course, safer patients.

Real-time Location Services (RTLS) can help your staff locate colleagues, patients and equipment items. The function can locate the point-of-origin of a personal alarm, often with room-level accuracy.

 

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Overview

Solution products

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Overview

Solution products

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  • The right person and the right equipment in the right place

    Ascom RTLS-based solutions use methods such as Infrared zoning, triangulation and ‘choke-point’ identifiers to locate and track people and physical assets. Applications range from locating the origin of personal alerts, to preventing patient wandering, to managing the movement of high-value equipment items.

    ‘Nurse Presence’ is another application; where RTLS automatically logs a caregiver’s movements at specified locations. This log can be used as ‘proof-of-care’, and can also be a valuable tool when tracking exposure and infection risks. Whatever the application, RTLS distributes accurate location and tracking data to mobile caregivers.
     

    Improving care for dementia residents
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    Improving care for dementia residents

    Facilities that care for people with dementia face numerous serious challenges. One of the most pressing is how to provide the safest, most secure environment possible—while simultaneously promoting each individual’s dignity, independence and quality of life. Smart technology such as wearable transcievers and location beacons can go a long way towards achieving this crucial objective.
    Partner Ekahau joint solution sheet.pdf
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    Partner Ekahau joint solution sheet.pdf

    Based on Ekahau’s proprietary RFID-over-Wi-Fi™ technology, Ekahau RTLS gives responders the data they need to quickly locate at-risk caregivers—something that can be invaluable in the event of a personal safety alarm being activated on an Ascom Myco.
    • Health workers subjected to violence

      Those who experience violence in the workplace [1]
      8-38%
      8-38%
    • Cost of a patient fall

      Average cost in the US [2]
      $13,000
      $13,000
    • Time spent searching

      Time per shift searching for equipment [3]
      20 mins
      20 mins

    References:
    1. WHO (2016). WHO | Violence against health workers. [online] Available at: http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/workplace/en/ [Accessed 24 Aug. 2016].
    2. Hhnmag.com. (2016). The No-Fall Zone. [online] Available at: http://www.hhnmag.com/articles/6404-Hospitals-work-to-prevent-patient-falls [Accessed 24 Aug. 2016].
    3. Nursing Times (2009), [online] Nurses waste 'an hour a shift' finding equipment, Nursing Times February 10 2009,  http://www.nursingtimes.net/nurses-waste-an-hour-a-shift-finding-equipment/1987381.article [Accessed May 13, 2016].
     

  • Solution architecture

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    Architecture

    Each solution typically involves a combination of infrastructure, software—usually Ascom Unite software—and mobile devices such as the Android-based Ascom Myco smartphone. Each element is integrated into a solution that delivers smooth collaboration and communication between individual caregivers and care teams.

    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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  • Partner Ekahau joint solution sheet.pdf
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    Ascom Myco and Ekahau joint solution

    Based on Ekahau’s proprietary RFID-over-Wi-Fi™ technology, Ekahau RTLS gives responders the data they need to quickly locate at-risk caregivers—something that can be invaluable in the event of a personal safety alarm being activated on an Ascom Myco.
    Improving care for dementia residents
    PDF

    Improving care for dementia residents

    Facilities that care for people with dementia face numerous serious challenges. One of the most pressing is how to provide the safest, most secure environment possible—while simultaneously promoting each individual’s dignity, independence and quality of life. Smart technology such as wearable transcievers and location beacons can go a long way towards achieving this crucial objective.

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