Nurse Call System - Esteem

Models of Nurse Call System:



OBJECTIVE OF NCS ESTEEM:

  • Make it convenient for connecting more number of patients(upto 48) to a Nurse station.
  • Better display aesthetics at the nurse station.
  • Cut down cabling cost.
  • Maintain the simplicity of cabling at the patient end.

Product Features

  • Expandable up to 48 patients with the addition of only low cost modules.
  • Modules allow for an incremental steps of 8 patients.
  • Additional feature of Long Pending Call alert is an incidental benefit.
  • Different modules in the system can be strategically located to reduce the cabling drastically, since the inter module distances can be several 100 meters.
  • This also reduces the requirement of wall space.
  • When more than 16 beds are associated with a Nurse station (between 16 and 48), then it is highly recommended to go for Esteem model. It is equivalent to 4 Esteem Model NCS.

Working of NCS-Esteem

             By turning ON the switch on the calling unit an indicator gets lighted up confirming that your call is passed on ,which in turn reaches the Controller/Display unit and dynamically flashes the room number of the patient on it simultaneously, the Voice module in it announces the call which forces the nurse to give immediate attention.
            After noticing the call the nurse can silence the voice module by pressing the MUTE button on Controller/Display Unit which makes the flashing window steady but it will continue glowing unless it is cleared by the nurse from the patient”s room using the calling unit. If another patient raises a call, again the same procedure takes place independent of the preceding call. NS LCD Display will show long pending call message if a call is unattended for a long time.
            Usage of LCD display allows for flipping the pages to show more pending calls if any. This saves wall space and reduces the cost per bed.
            Thus NCS ensures a positive and immediate response from the nurse for the patient needs.

 

NCS Specifications:

 

Modules:

NS-LCD Display

Esteem LCD Display               This is a Microcontroller based device placed in the nurse station with dynamic windows for different rooms which can be composed and loaded into the NS-LCD display through a LAPTOP. (generally done only once at the time of installation). and also it has a voice module to announce the call. There are three buttons on it,



Power Button: Pressing this for long time(approximately 3 sec) turns the device ON or OFF.

MUTE Button: It is for acknowledging a call from patient. It will make the flashing window steady and also silences the voice module until a call is cleared.

Test Button: On pressing the button it will flash all the windows and will announce ”Attention, Patient calling” to make sure that the device is working fine.


Patient Interface Hub (PIH)

PIH             Allows for 16 calling units and 16 toilet calling units. Uses 2 pairs of wires to get interconnected with Esteem LCD. It works on 230V AC power supply. Can use PIX unit to connect more than 16 calling units. Maximum 4 PIX units can connect to PIH.




Patient Interface Xtender (PIX)

PIX

            Allows for 8 calling units and 8 toilet calling units. Uses 4 pairs of wires to get interconnected with PIH unit. It draws power from the PIH itself. Hence no additional power is required.



Electronic Calling Unit

Calling Unit
            The unit is designed with soft touch key pad consisting of one key for call initiation and another for clearing call which is required to be done by the nurse attending to the patient.
            Additional push button switch is integrated to this unit by means of a coil cord to enable a patient to initiate a call from the bed itself.


Toilet Calling Unit

Toilet Unit

            Here call is originated by pulling the cord and can be cleared by pulling it again. The LED indicator lights up if call is active. This allows the patient to initiate a call from squatting positions itself.



Door Indicator

Door Indicator             These semi circular shaped indicators can be mounted on the wall near the patient's door so that , nurse walking through the corridor can see it from a distance.These are made of super bright LEDs to indicate patient's call pending which can be seen from the corridor itself.




Models of Nurse Call System:


Display Windows
  • LCD Display                          : 320 X 240 pixels
  • Dimension                            : 135W x 105H mm

Indicators         : Flashing 5mm LED to indicate NCS is active.
Power                : 230 V AC +/-10%,50Hz, 15 watts

Front Panel Buttons
  • ”MUTE” for silencing the voice
  • ”TEST” for testing all the windows and the voice module.
  • ”PWR” to turn ON/OFF the equipment

Cable Specifications
  • Standard                             : Belden #8795 equivalent
  • Thickness                           : 22AWG twisted pair Characteristic
  • Impedance (Zo)                 : 100 E
  • Distributed Capacitance : 15 pF/ft
  • Propagation Delay            : 1.3 nsec/ft
  • Conductor Resistance    : 0.027 Ohms/ft (90 Ohms/Km approx.)

Environmental Specifications:
  • Operating Temperature  : 0 to 50* C
  • Humidity                              : 95% at 40*C
  • Storage Temperature      : 0 to 70* C
  • Altitude                                : 10,000 ft

Dimension/Weight
  • NS-LCD display                    : 255W x 205H mm x 110D mm 2Kg (approx.)
  • Calling Unit                         : 93.5W x 90H mm 100 gm (approx.)
  • Door Indicator                   : 70W x 70H mm 150 gm (approx.)