Patient-Nurse Supplemental Call SystemBy Frazier, Trivia; Kramer, Joseph; Molter, Bryan; Young, Mark; NSF 2008 Engineering Senior Design Projects to Aid Persons With Disabilities, pages 160-161
Publication Date: 2011
Project developed a supplemental communication system to augment the ability of hospital patients to communicate with nursing staff. The Patient-Nurse Supplemental Call System consists of a sealed plastic housing with 8 large buttons on the display panel, each associated with a specific pre-recorded audible request. The requests are: Food/Water, Need Medication, Pain, Breathing Problems, Emergency, Bathroom, Yes, and No. Easily visible icons and large text fonts are printed on the button faces. The assembly includes a caddy for the existing hand held call control and is rigidly mounted to a fully adjustable bedside stand. All electronics for the system are powered by a wall adaptor power supply. The system enables patients with a reduced ability to talk over typical hospital room intercoms to communicate with nursing staff. It works seamlessly with the existing call system. The device was developed by engineering students at Tulane University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering at a cost of 698 dollars.
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