Nurse call systems are a requirement for many different types of medical facilities. In most states, the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) makes this determination. They often will require a nurse call system in environments in which the absence of a nurse call system in the event of an emergency could result in a major injury or death (of the patient or the caregiver).

In addition to requirements for the presence of a nurse call system, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) places functional requirements on these systems as outlined by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 1069 and 2560 standards. According to UL, these standards cover basic safety (fire/shock/mechanical hazards) as well as performance requirements to "ensure the call made in a room is transmitted to a centralized location for assistance."

Hospitals and urgent care environments are obvious use cases for nurse call centers, but there are several other growing markets in which nurse call centers are required and/or beneficial.

Nurse Call Systems for Outpatient Infusion Centers

As infusion therapies proliferate for a variety of medical needs, patient-nurse communication is a vital element of care. Here, nurse call systems may be required depending on the nature of your facility; but in addition to requirements, nurse call systems can help improve the patient experience and overall medical outcomes. Learn more about nurse call systems for outpatient infusion centers.

Nurse Call Systems for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Ambulatory surgery centers are growing in prevalence and popularity across the United States, especially with a large, increasingly older population. Nurse call systems are required in ASCs in most states. But they also have numerous additional benefits—including improved workflow at the point of care and increased patient satisfaction. Learn more about nurse call systems for ambulatory surgery centers.

Inefficiency With The "Out Of The Box" Nurse Call System Approach

With all of the varying requirements of nurse call systems, medical administrators can sometimes fall into the "out of the box" system trap. This is because, in order to meet minimum requirements, they may be forced into buying off-the-shelf systems with additional features that they do not need. This can result in unnecessary costs and complexity.

A Better Nurse Call System

Fortunately, medical facilities that must implement nurse call systems aren't locked into off-the-shelf, one-size-fits-all solutions. Expeditor Systems offers a custom approach to the design of your nurse call system. Our approach will help staff avoid unnecessary spending and confusion.

We'll work hand-in-hand with your team to determine the specific needs of each customized nurse call system. We've designed and installed thousands of systems, so our experts are deeply familiar with nurse call system requirements by state and will ensure complete compliance.

Call us today to learn more about how we can help design, install, and optimize your nurse call system.