Create silent healing environments for patients. The Ascom silent medical alarm solution eliminates audible bedside alarms from selected medical devices (infusion pumps, ventilators etc.), while helping to ensure the alarm notifications are distributed to designated recipients via their smartphone. Alarm notifications and associated clinical data is also displayed on dashboards to provide a complete status overview of medical devices.
Audible alarms from medical devices should be heard by clinicians - not by patients - especially in relation to ICU and other critical care patients. That’s why we developed the Ascom silent medical alarms solution - clinicians get the alerts and data they want, while patients get the rest they need.
A study covering 5 UK intensive care units (ICUs) found that sound levels far exceeded the WHO (World Health Organisation) maximum noise level recommendations, during both day and night periods.
Vendor-neutral, interoperable with existing and planned medical devices and communication systems.
Clinicians get context-rich, near-real-time data that is needed to make better care decisions.
Fast, targeted and informed responses by the right people at the right time can have a significant positive impact on patient satisfaction and recovery.
Filtered alerting and messaging helps improve productivity and staff morale. Calmer environments can also enhance staff satisfaction.
Our solutions adapt to meet changing needs. They are scalable from an on-site system for a single department/ward, through to a multi-site hospital.
From initial planning with Ascom Clinical Consultants through to installation, solution lifecycle support and training.
Crucially, the technology development work was done by clinicians instead of to clinicians. It meant we had genuine engagement with nurses and other stakeholders as we carefully planned the hospital from the start – taking in the views of estates, IT, domestic staff, porters, admin, allied health and medical staff
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