RTLS Makes Nurse Call Better

Integration of Real Time Location System (RTLS) technology into the CommonPath nurse call system creates substantial gains in workflow efficiency, bed-level presence awareness and reporting.

Passive Workflow

Critical Alert has pioneered the use of RTLS to passively close workflow events, eliminating the need for caregivers to manually press buttons on staff stations. Because CommonPath can monitor the credentials of the staff member assigned to a particular badge, it can automatically determine whether or not that staff member’s presence should end the workflow (eg. only an RN can fulfill a pain med request).

Enhanced Reporting

Integrating RTLS with Critical Alert Nurse Call helps nursing administration can gain deeper insights into the workflows and staffing levels by the floor or unit. This bed-level awareness detail allows nurse administration to generate relevant actionable intelligence on the operational efficiencies within their departments.

Substantiate Rounding Compliance

Effective rounding should lower the amount of requests coming into the nurse call system. However, without data to demonstrate this dynamic, nurse leadership is challenged to establish whether or not their rounding practices are truly addressing patient needs.

Bed-Level Presence & Staff Location

Integrating RTLS with Critical Alert Nurse Call helps nursing administration can gain deeper insights into the workflows and staffing levels by the floor or unit. This bed-level awareness detail allows nurse administration to generate relevant actionable intelligence on the operational efficiencies within their departments.

Asset Tracking

RTLS integration can help identify and track the location of medical devices and equipment (ex: IVs/pumps/wheelchairs/etc.) throughout a client facility. Lightweight, small form-factor IR or ultrasound badges transmit the location of equipment to receivers in rooms and corridors located throughout the hospital.

Case Study

Native Integrations With Industry Leading RTLS Manufacturers

CommonPath natively integrates with Stanley Healthcare (AeroScout), Centrak®, Ekahua® and Versus®, offering optimized clinical workflow, increased productivity and enriched reporting detail without the need for costly middleware. Our integrations are developed to operate seamlessly with these manufacturers regardless of the underlying sensory networks: radio frequency (RF) optical infrared (IR) or acoustic (ultrasound).

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