Especial nurse call system for ICU patient
—Nurse call system


Introduction: The ring system is one of the devices that are necessary for patients in hospital. Patients can use it in emergencies and call nurses for help. Patients who have a tracheal tube cannot make the simplest requests, and they do not have verbal communication due to tracheal tube or tracheostomy tube. According to surveys, patients’ survival is 55.5% in intensive care unit (ICU). They experience severe stressful conditions. This project is designed to solve communicational problems for ICU patients. We have developed and successfully tested a new moveable “nurse call system” for ICU patient. Material Methods: this is an interventional study. Regarding the main goal of this project, it seems that the best design for “nurse call system” is horizontal panels. The Panel of device contains a touchable board, which consists of symbols that allow patients to select them despite of their physical limitation. When patient touches any symbol, the message will be sent and heard by the nurse and the patient as well, so the patient will be sure that the massages is received properly. A notepad device will be used on which patients are able to write too. It is finger touch, and has virtual keywords in both Persian and English alphabets. The voice messages and other data will be transmitted to the computer in central nurse station by a wireless accesses point. In this study, we evaluated the viewpoint of nurses and patients who have used this device. Results: 40 questionnaires were distributed, but 30 cases were collected. Results showed that 26.7% (8 cases) were men, 73.3% (22 cases) women. 26.7% (23 cases) were nurses, 6.7% (2 cases) doctor, 6.7% (2 cases) nurse assistant. 33.3% (9 cases) were in the morning shift, 66.7% (21 cases) worked in other shifts. About patient 60% (6 cases) were men, 40% (4 cases) women and in 98% comments were completely compliant and device was full consent. Conclusion: The Nurse Call system caused patients’ satisfaction. In addition, this device resolved many problems of patients and made it possible to have active communication with them.

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Mojdeh, S. , Nadi, M. , Gordiz, K. , Khalili, G. and Sadri, A. (2013) Especial nurse call system for ICU patient
—Nurse call system. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 6, 843-846. doi: 10.4236/jbise.2013.68102.

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