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ELITE+

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Working of NCS-Elite+

Ordinarily a patient can initiate a call either by pressing a feather touch key on the calling unit or by pressing bed Palm switch. This action will make all three indicators viz.: the indicator on the calling unit, the door indicator (amber) and the window allocated for this calling unit on the Nurse Station LCD Monitor at the Nurse Station flash. Incidentally the voice Attention Bed Call keeps repeating itself.


On pressing “Mute” button on the Nurse Call Processor at the Nurse Station or on pressing “Care” button on the Room Unit at the patient room, the voice gets muted and all the three indicators that were flashing earlier will become steady to indicate recognition of the call. Pressing “Care” button either directly or subsequent to the pressing of the “Mute” button at the Nurse Station will make nurse station LCD monitor display at the Nurse Station show the presence of the nurse at the room (Room Symbol with NURSING Status and Door Indicator turn Green to show the patient is being taken care.)

Apart from this ordinary call there are two other important calls viz: toilet call, Code Blue that can be initiated from a patient’s room. Once toilet call is initiated through the toilet calling unit, the same sequence of events is followed as that of an ordinary call with an exception that the nurse station LCD monitor display at the Nurse Station will show “Room Symbol with TLTCL Status” and the separate voice “Emergency Toilet Call / Attention Equipment Alarm” is triggered. It also has to be noted that the Door Indicator will be flashed faster with Red colour.

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Work Flow Diagram

Basic Features :

  • System on chip based design to make system versatile.
  • Low working voltage to ensure patient’s safety.
  • Any patient call is remembered until the patient is attended to.
  • Aesthetically designed multicolor Door and Bed Indicators help viewing variety of call status.

  • Enhanced Features :

  • Larger Multi color LCD screen.
  • Voice announcement for narrating type of call.
  • Color coded room number display with call description.
  • Display of room numbers even for forwarded calls and Code blue alerts from other Nurse stations.
  • Menu driven user interface to configure the system and customize it.
  • Pendrive interface for uploading room names.
  • Provides for diagnostics mode for easy installation of the system.
  • Allows for networking of Nurse Stations on LAN.
  • Provision to view Call status of all the Nurse stations from any work station on network.
  • Comprehensive Call forwarding and Call escalation features.
  • Display of calls in the order of originating time.

Modules / Specifications:

Nurse Call Processor

Designed around a system on chip processor to collect information from all the connected rooms, to send indicator information to all the rooms, to show various room call status on LCD TV and announce call status with high-quality voice. Provides for user interface through keypad to configure the system.


Specifications:
Dimension : 272W X 82H X 200D mm
Power : 230 V AC +/-10%, 50 Hz, 50 watts
Weight : 1.8 Kg
Mounting : Table Top
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LCD Monitor

This LCD TV is sourced from a third party and is used for both audio announcement and visual display in multicolor. If higher decibel voice is required external speaker can be added. The Nurse Call Processor makes use of this TV to show call status in two different formats viz, one format is to show room names in a window along with a foot note describing type of call. Another format is to have floor map of the rooms associated with the Nursing Station to be put on the screen and to show the door indicator status at every room on the map as shown in the picture.


Specifications:
LCD display : 19” Display
Resolution : 1024x768 pixels (min)
Input interface : HDMI
Power : 36 watts
Mounting : Table Top

Shared Room Hub-SRHB-16+ (SRHB-8+) :

          

This module is designed to enable cluster of beds in a room to be connected to Nurse Station with only one cable. This module provides for 16 calling points (8 Calling Points) with any mix of Bed Call or Toilet call units to be connected to the Nurse Station. It also provides for a common Door Indicator to be connected which will show the highest priority call among all 16 calling points with 5 different colours to show call status.


Specifications:
Dimension : 345mm(W) X 80mm(H) x 150mm(D)
Power : 230 V AC +/-10%, 50 Hz, 50 watts
Weight : 2.5 Kg
Material : Powder Coated MS Enclosure
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NS Extender-16 (XTND-16):

This module is designed to connect 16 private rooms with the Nurse Station. It can be deployed at a geographical centre location to optimise cabling requirement


Specifications:
Dimension : 415mm(W)X 61mm(H)X 151mm(D)
Power : 230 V AC +/-10%, 50 Hz, 50 watts Weight : 2 Kg
Material : Powder Coated MS Enclosure

Multi Mode Display Panel (MMDP)

This unit, designed around a System on Chip processor together with a suitable LCD TV, can work in 3 different modes to avail enhanced features of NCS-Elite+.


1. Supervisory Display Mode

In this mode, calls of higher priority, escalated calls and Code Blue alerts from the chosen Nurse Stations will get displayed.


2. Nurse Station Monitoring Mode

This mode can be made use of to replicate the Nurse Station Displays of the chosen Nurse Stations.


3. Service Display Mode

This mode will be helpful if dual call room units are made use of in a system in which case, all the service calls associated with the chosen Nurse Stations can be segregated and shown on the LCD attached.


Specifications:
Dimension : 272W X 82H X 200D mm,
Power : 230 V AC +/-10%,50 Hz, 50 watts
Weight : 1.8 Kg
Mounting : Table Top
Material : ABS Plastic Enclosure
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Varieties of applications supported:

Modules for Private rooms:

In private rooms all the modules deployed are dedicated exclusively for only one patient. Hence, modules can share electronics in the bed calling unit. Thus making them simpler.

Modules for Deluxe rooms:

Deluxe rooms generally are to be treated like a private room except an additional requirement to get help from a place other than Nurse Station like a pantry. Here the modules could either be the same as that of Private rooms or Dual Call Room Unit (DCRU), Toilet Calling Unit (TCU), Door Indicator (DI), Equipment Alarm Interface (EAI).

Modules for Twin Shared rooms:

Shared Door Indicator (SDI) deployed at the main door for this room is designed to indicate the higher priority call and will show Idling only if there is no pending call from any of the beds. The modules to be deployed are Calling unit (CCRU+) & Bed Indicator (DI_3C) for the beds and Toilet Calling unit (CTCU+) & Door Indicator (DI_3C) for the toilets.

Modules for Multi Bed rooms:

Usage of Shared Room Hub (SRHB-16+ or SRHB-8+) in such rooms enable standard modules CCRU+ & DI_3C for beds, CTCU+ & DI_3C for toilets and DI_3C itself for Main Door Indicator also. SRHB+ needs to be powered from 230VAC UPS Point.


Composite Call Room Unit (CCRU+) :

CCRU+ is designed around a RISC based micro-controller to read the keys on it, to interface with all room modules viz: TLCU+, DI_3C, optional EAI etc. and to report their status to the Nurse Call Processor.


Specifications:
Dimension : 118L X 90W X 53H mm
Weight : 200 grams
Material : Plastic Enclosure

Features:
  • Houses 5 feather touch keys viz: CALL, CARE, CLEAR for closing the call, CODE BLUE and XTRAHELPfor Emergency
  • Gets integrated with the Palm switch for initiating a call from the bed itself.
  • Makes use of one multicolor LED for indicating Call Status.
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Dual Call Room Unit (DCRU+)

DCRU+ is primarily designed to be used in deluxe rooms and provides dual call facility - Nurse Call and Other Service Call. Both the calls are segregated and routed to separate central display units at the concerned departments i.e. Nurse Station or Service Station. It monitors all the room modules viz: TLCU+, DI_3C, optional EAI etc. and report their status to the Nurse Call Processor.


Specifications:
Dimension : 143L X 87W X 49H mm
Weight : 300 grams
Material : Plastic Enclosure

Features:
  • The keys are classified and grouped into three distinct panels: Patient, Nurse and Service panel.
  • Houses 8 feather touch keys viz: CALL, CARE, CLEAR, Other Service, Srv.ACK, Srv.CLR, CODE BLUE & XTRA HELP for Emergency.
  • Gets integrated with the Palm switch for initiating a call from the bed itself.
  • Makes use of two multicolor LEDs for indicating Nurse Call Status and Service Call status and two more LEDs for Nurse presence and Alarm indication.
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Medication Alarm Unit (MAU)

Medication Alarm Unit is designed to integrate all the functionalities of Single Room Unit in addition to having following special features:

  • Allows for setting 40 alarms to trigger automatic Nurse calls for applications like Reminders for medicine administering.
  • Serves as Digital clock while idling.
  • The LCD is used to show various call status if any call is pending.

Specifications:
Dimension : 143mm (L) X 87mm (W) X 49mm (H)
Weight : 0.3 Kg
Material : Plastic Enclosure
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Toilet Calling Unit (TLCU+)

  • Houses a pull cord switch to trigger a Call.
  • Integrated multi color LED indicator to show Call status.
  • Comes with a waterproofing boot.

  • Specifications:
    Dimension :118mm (L) X 90mm (W) X 53mm (H)
    Weight : 90 g
    Material : Plastic Enclosure
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Common Toilet Calling Unit (CTCU+) :

  • 1. CTCU+ houses a pull cord switch to trigger a Call.
  • 2. The unit comes with 2 feather touch keys viz: CARE and CLEAR and has connectivity to a separate Door Indicator
  • 3. It has an integrated multi color LED indicator to show Call status.
  • 4. Comes with a waterproofing boot.

  • Specifications:
    Dimension :118mm (L) X 90mm (W) X 53mm (H)
    Weight : 115 g
    Material : Plastic Enclosure
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Equipment Alarm Interface (EAI)

  • Can Interface with up to 4 medical equipments.
  • Can read potential free contact or open collector or any active alarm output of a medical equipment.
  • Integrated Alarm Reset key allows for Resetting an Alarm condition or permanently disabling all Alarm inputs.
  • Integrated Power supply module to energize interface Electronics, Draws less than 1 watt power from 230VAC
Specifications:
Dimension : 118mm (L) X 89mm (W) X 53mm (H)
Weight : 0.35 Kg
Material : Plastic Enclosure

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Door / Bed Indicator (DI / BI)

  • Houses multicolour super bright LEDs.
  • Uses a protruded plastic housing to enable viewing from any point along the length of corridor.
  • Needs less than 600 milliwatts.
  • Indicates various Call types & Status.

Specifications:
Dimension : 95mm(W) X 100mm(H) X 47mm(D)
Weight : 95 grams
Material : Polycarbonate
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