ECC partnered with Tabitha Health to streamline patient care with brand-new healthcare technology solutions at the Tabitha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (TNRC). Tabitha had an old Nurse Call System that they wanted to fully upgrade and integrate with new RTLS and Mobility solutions. To keep up with its growing operations, Tabitha needed robust, integrated healthcare technology solutions to ensure maximum patient satisfaction and efficient staff workflows.
The Tabitha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was upgraded to the latest Ascom Telligence Nurse Call System complete with dome light indicators, call cords in the patient rooms and bathrooms, and nurse staff consoles. The system covers 132-bed stations throughout the facility. The Nurse Call System is integrated with the Middleware and Wi-Fi Based Mobility System. This ensures that no matter where the caregivers are, they can stay connected to their patients, and tasks can be created on the go. The entire system is integrated with a Care Reporting System that automatically captures data that measures care response times to improve patient care.
The Real-Time Locating System (RTLS) is integrated with the Ascom Unite Middleware and allows the care team to know if staff is attending to a patient. Each caregiver wears a badge, and through the Middleware and Nurse Call Systems Integration the dome light changes color when a nurse enters the room. As soon as they enter the room, the patient’s call will automatically be canceled.
The facility is equipped with a building-wide Wander Management System that doubles as an Access Control System. High risk patients, especially those in dementia or memory care units, will sometimes wander out of their room. The Wander Management System consists of sensors at every door and elevator, so patients wearing a bracelet transmitter trigger an alarm if they try to exit; or the door can automatically lock to prevent an exit.
ECC also worked with Tabitha Health to upgrade the Wireless Nurse Call System at their four main campus residences — Good House, James House, Elizabeth House, and Martha House. This four-building system encompasses 61 bed stations and wireless devices including: patient wearable pendants, call cords in bedrooms and bathrooms, and much more. Caregivers carry mobile work phones that are integrated to the Wireless Nurse Call System through the Middleware System and a Mobile App so they can stay connected to their patients and other staff.