Protect Patients At Risk Of Wandering
SVC Care Communications offer a number of Wander Management solutions and can advise on the best system to meet the needs of your hospital or care facility.
The principle of each system is the same but the technology behind it can differ. All Wander Management Systems are designed to detect when a patient is near a protected exit and alert staff. The exit can then be secured or the patient can be assisted by a member of staff. In any case, the normal flow of the hospital should not be disturbed and regular movement is permitted to staff and visitors.
How does it work?
Patients at risk of wandering wear a wrist transmitter or tag which allows them free movement within the hospital but prevents them from exiting monitored doors.
The system can be configured to create an audible alert at the door and/or be configured to alert through the Nurse Call System.
The Wander System can also be integrated with Access Control so that the door will lock as the patient approaches and unlock again as the patient moves away from the area.
Systems also offer an ‘escort function’ so that when a patient who is being escorted by a staff member the system will not be activated.
As with all our solutions, these are fully customisable solutions designed to meet your exact requirements.
Whichever system you choose, patient families will benefit from peace of mind and staff can focus on their core tasks without concern.
Accutech Wander Management System
Accutech is the ideal solution for hospitals seeking quick, cost effective patient wandering protection. This is a flexible and reliable wander management solution that offers dependable monitoring and seamless integration options.
The Accutech system can be implemented as a stand-alone or centralised system and can be integrated with Nurse Call, Access Control, CCTV, Fall Prevention and other existing security mechanisms within the Hospital.
Features & Benefits
Elpas Patient Wandering System
The Elpas system keeps patients safe within the invisible boundaries while others can pass freely. The patient wears an Elpas tag which allows them free and unregulated movement within a predefined perimeter. Should they approach a protected door through the patient is not allowed to pass through unescorted, the alert intervention functionality will automatically trigger.
This advanced RFID wander alarm provides a system that gives staff real time location awareness of the whereabouts of each patient. These active tags constantly send out a message in real time to ceiling and wall mounted receivers (IR & LF) giving whereabouts, ID and status. Staff can view the status of the system and patients whereabouts on graphical displays. All activity is also logged for security purposes.
There is also the option to equip staff with pagers so that they can receive calls on the go.
The Elpas security bracelet is a comfortable and unobtrusive watch–like bracelet that the resident wears on his wrist. The pendant version is worn around the neck. Both versions are waterproof and shock resistant with a 2 year battery life.