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NURSE CALL SYSTEMS
Live-Link (Call Systems) Ltd are designers, manufacturers and installers of Wireless Radio Nurse Call Systems suitable for Nursing Homes, Residential Homes and Hospitals. Their first system was designed back in 1988.
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The SEEK-AID Radio Nurse Call System comprises of panels and call units with internal aerials. When a transmitter is activated, a call signal is carried by radio to the panels. Both the unit number and the cause of the alarm, standard, assistance or emergency are displayed. The sounder is triggered, emitting one of three distinct tones to indicate the urgency of the call. The volume can be set depending on the time and location.
Three types of nursecall panels are available and there are a number of peripherals including pear push leads, pull cords, air switches, pressure mats and key switches for fire doors. Pager phones can also be incorporated into the system to provide paging and speech communication.
LIVE-LINK MOVEMENT SENSOR
Over the years we have listened to feedback from customers about how hard it seems to be to monitor residents at risk of falling. Unlike a pressure mat, our sensor can’t be stepped over or avoided . We feel that the Live-Link Movement Sensor could put an end to these risks.
The perfect accessory to aid fall prevention, the Live-Link steel chair/bed plate can be connected to your Movement Sensor. The Live-Link sensor plate is ideal for monitoring somebody either sitting in their chair or as a bed sensor.
• Three Year Warranty
• Links into Movement Sensor
• Replaceable Hygienic Plastic Covers
• Stainless Steel
Visit the Live-Link Movement Sensor video channel at http://www.livelinkmovementsensor.co.uk to view our instructional videos for setting up and operating the sensor. Has proved very useful for staff training to get the most out of your aid to fall prevention.
EC01-51 Desktop Panel
At the top of the SEEK-AID price range we have the EC01-51 Desktop Panel, which can support the Dect Telephone/Pager system or just paging. This panel can also be linked into the homes computer system to enable logging of all calls. This means you can monitor the kinds of calls made and how quickly staff respond to those calls. It can be desk or wall mounted. It can be numbered up from 0-999.
This should appeal to many homes using a number system, thus enabling them to continue using their existing room numbers, saving time and money.
Three calls can be displayed at any one time, with the most urgent of these taking priority. It has a volume control with up to 7 levels
Click here for the Technical Specifications.
- The EC01-51 Desktop Panel can be desk or wall mounted. It is able to be numbered
EC01-31 Large Display Panel
The EC01-31 Large Display Panel can be attached to the wall with a bracket, and the large displayed numbers make it ideal for viewing at a distance. We recommend that this be used in the corridors or long hallways of your home. This panel also has the ability to have a battery backup facility should the homes mains power supply fail.
- The EC01-31 Large Display Panel has the largest single LED indicators in the range at 101.5cmÂ²d
EC01-21 Control Panel
For smaller homes we have the economical EC01-21 Control Panel. This can be sat on a desk at the nurses station or inside the managers office without taking up too much room.
All panels require a 240v power supply.
- The EC01-21 Control Panel is the most economical of the range, with a single LED
EC01-12 Call Unit
Our EC01-12 Call Unit can be used either as a standalone unit or have a number of different peripheral equipment attached to it to fit every scenario. This unit can have a pear push lead connected for use in bedrooms, a pull cord for use in bathrooms and en-suites and can be used on fire doors with a key switch override or keypad override. This unit requires 4 x AA batteries. Click here to view the various peripheral equipment that can be connected to the EC01-12 unit.
- The EC01-12 Call Unit is identical to the EC01-11 Call Unit, except it has an output socket.
EC01-11 Call Unit
Our EC01-11 Call Unit is the hand held version of EC01-12. It has a call button, an assistance button and an emergency button so that a different alert can be sent to the panel depending on the seriousness of the situation. This unit requires 4 x AA batteries.
The EC01-12 unit can also be connected to the newest addition to our range, the Live-Link Movement Sensor designed to assist with fall prevention in the elderly and infirm, by sending out an alert to the panels if a resident or an elderly relative leaves their bed or room unattended. A chair sensor pad, or our Stainless Steel Chair/Bed plate, can be connected to the Sensor in order to monitor a resident or patient leaving their seat unattended. Our sensor has proved extremely popular with nursing homes and care groups throughout the United Kingdom and is praised for its discreetness, robustness and the 3 year warranty that comes with every sensor (excluding liquid damage).
- The EC01-11 Call Unit is a hand held portable unit located in close proximity to the resident
The use of peripheral equipment maximises the capabilities of the system, allowing it to be tailored to meet the needs of the resident and establishment.
For making calls
- pull cords
- pear push leads
- pendant/wrist transmitters
- air switches this hand (or foot) operated, waterproof device will float in a bath, or rest on the floor in a shower
For wandering residents
- pressure mats activates when stood on
- bed/chair sensors activates if a resident gets up from their chair or bed
- The Live-Link Movement Sensor for a resident getting out of bed that attempts to bypass a pressure mat
- key switches for monitoring fire exits
- doorbell/telephone monitors with distinctive chimes to alert appropriate staff
- This list is by no means exhaustive.
The DECT pager phones can be incorporated into our Seek-Aid Radio Nurse Call system to provide paging and speech communication. This means that all calls made from the Seek-Aid units will appear on the DECT pager phones to alert staff.
Internal calls can be made in order for staff to easily communicate with each other making the establishment run more efficiently.
It can be connected into an ISDN line to be used as a standard telephone. Multiple base stations can be added via wireless to give maximum coverage across your site.
- Up to 8 Dect Phones can be linked together and act as Walkie Talkies between staff
Benefits of our
NURSE CALL SYSTEMS
A radio nurse call system typically consists of a main panel receiver with a mains-operated liquid crystal display (LCD) alarm readout and several mimic panels depending on the coverage required. These panels have internal aerials which eliminate the need for wiring to an external aerial. Battery-operated transmitter units communicate back to the main receiver via radio, whereby the location and the nature of the call is displayed along with an audible tone to distinguish between standard, assistance and emergency calls. These units also have internal aerials and can either be simple, portable hand-held units, or units which allow other peripheral equipment to be connected to the system. Calls are kept on the system until they are canceled from the unit they originated from, which is a requirement of Health Authorities and Social Services Departments. The main panel receivers can also have battery back-up capability so that, in the event of mains failure, the system can remain operational for a minimum of 8 hours.
The system also monitors the units, warning if a battery is running low and that it must be replaced within 14 days. The battery life of the units is heavily dependent on their use and will vary between establishments. For example if a unit is used to make 10 calls a day, each lasting 90 seconds, battery life is typically a minimum of 12 months. If the unit is rarely used, e.g. in a sitting room, the batteries may last for a minimum of 3 years. However after this time it is recommended to replace the batteries anyway. Connections to printers and computers can be incorporated as well as integrating with other data/communications devices such as staff pagers, pager-phones, walkie-talkies and even external telephones. Previous concerns with radio nursecall systems were the occurrence of freak calls. However, with advances in radio technology and the introduction of error detection software, this problem has now been dealt with.
Radio systems offer flexibility and mobility which cannot be rivalled by a hard-wired system. They are portable, meaning equipment can be placed where required and then moved if necessary. This is ideal for if the room layout changes, or if occupied buildings require refurbishment. The system simply moves with the resident. As the system is modular, it is relatively easy and cost effective to extend, allowing the system to evolve with the needs of the establishment.
For installation of radio nursecall systems in existing homes, the main expenditure is due to the electronic technology in the equipment itself, but this is becoming more advanced and cheaper to produce. With hard-wired systems, the main costs tend to be incurred during installation, due to necessary cabling and labour costs. The ease of installation of radio systems means minimal disruption to residents. Units can be pre-programmed off-site meaning that in most cases, only a few minutes of access to occupied rooms is necessary. No redecoration is needed, saving further expenditure. This is ideal for older buildings, where listed status may prevent the installation of a hard-wired system. The Plug and Play nature of a radio system means that the equipment can be bought as Supply Only and installed by the establishment, saving on installation costs.
As with any kind of high-tech equipment, post-installation maintenance is very important. In most establishments, the nursecall system will be one of the busiest pieces of equipment but can sometimes be overlooked. Â It is therefore advised that the system is serviced regularly. Â However if there was a low/medium fault i.e. a faulty room unit, this could simply be posted back and repaired or replaced without affecting the entire system.