This mobile device, a platform made with virtual patient safety and engagement in mind, comes with a two-way camera and a speaker which is similar to an IV pole. Invented by AvaSure, the AvaSys telesitter solution allows for monitoring patients at risk from a distance. This solution is truly useful as it can help hospitals advance patient safety by reducing falls.
Moreover, trained telesitters are able to monitor up to 16 patients at a same time while there is no need to spend on beside sitters while also extending the number of patients who can be managed. Telesitters are also capable of communicating to patients or nurses, activating automated message if a patient makes effort to get out of their bed while the sitter is talking to another patient or sending an alarm to notify other nurses.
The camera is able to tilt, zoom and pan. While some facilities choose the equipment that can be installed in a room for a long term or a unit that can be mounted on wall, the mobile option provides both flexibility and ease to quickly deliver technology to beds when necessary.
Behind the innovation
This solution was made by the CEO of AvaSure, whose aim is to develop a clinical solution for his company. Currently, this solution has been used widely in many hospitals in the United States.
Why your organization needs it
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, over 700 thousand patients experience a fall in a United States hospital every year. 30 percent to 50 percent of those falls lead to injury. Thus, this telesitter technology can reduce the risk of patient falls, limit the labor costs for bedside sitters, save nursing resources and prevent patient elopments.
This is a private company located in Michigan. The device is now on sales with the cost depended on how many mobile units are obtained. Staff training by this company is also included in the price as well as on-site presence during launch. But this is a worth investment in the long term.