Jackson Hospital now equipped with state-of-the-art beds | Health
Jackson Hospital recently launched a major effort to replace its med-surge and critical care patient beds. The interesting and exciting news lies in the capabilities of these InTouch™ beds by Stryker, which can automatically weigh the patient and note changes in weight. They can also send a chart entry to the electronic medical record (EMR) when bed rails are raised or lowered. More extensive features include the ability to actually ask questions and “speak” to a patient in their native language.
For example, a caregiver can tell the bed to direct the patient to “squeeze my hand” and the bed will tell the patient to do so in any one of 12 languages. If a patient is on a ‘falls prevention’ protocol and starts to get up, their own the bed will tell them to lie back down until their caregiver comes to assist them.
The beds also have a built in sound therapy system that plays music or nature sounds to provide a more soothing environment for the patients.
“These new beds provide a blend of comfort, safety, and convenience to our patients in addition to assisting our nursing team with assessment and charting functions,” says Richard Caldwell, chief operating officer. “After receiving and assembling more than 150 beds, we are excited to finally use them to help better care for our patients.”
Source: Jackson Hospital