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The Smart Bell

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Kristen Phillips

on 26 April 2014

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Transcript of The Smart Bell

This innovative call bell system integrates picture and language technology to assist the patient in conveying specifically what their needs are while also utilizing a beeper system that allows the healthcare workers to respond to these needs effectively. This streamline system will improve patient care outcomes.
The Need
- To ease the workload of nurses and other health care workers

- To improve patient outcomes

- Thus increasing patient satisfaction
The Problem
- Wasted time
the time to answer a call bell has been seen to vary between 1 minute to more than 20 minutes
- Distraction
- Emergency situations

Target Market

Problem of call bells today

Call bell response time =
Better patient outcomes

Better patient outcomes =
Patient satisfaction

The benefit of the device outweighs the initial purchasing costs

Market Size
5,723 hospitals in the US as of 2012 (AHA)...
Which have 920,829 beds TOTAL!
Each bed needs a call bell

Current Market Holder
Rauland-Borg - one of the leading call bell manufacturers globally

This is a $100 BILLION market
Target- hospitals with high occupancy rate; nursing homes/hospitals that are seeking to improve patient communication

Through language features, use of pictures, and voice activation, this product can reach a majority of patients in all geographic areas
Part 1-
1.) Meet our target audience
2.) Recruit sponsors and partners
3.) Answer, "
" this product is revolutionary
4)Reek patients

1.)Article releases
2.)Patient satisfaction surveys


Language: when a patient is admitted to the unit, the device can be set to the patient's language.
Google Translate
Phone adaptation for translator connection

Voice activation: the patient can hold the button down and is prompted to request a service from one of the five choices

Volume Control & Television Control

Wireless with bedside clip
Six pictures for the patient to chose from allowing them to specify requests

Nurse's station computer that displays the tasks associated with the nurse or tech. Tasks disappear as they are completed.

Nurses each have a beeper that automatically updates with messages stating the room number and what their request is. Requests can be cleared away when completed.

Original Call Bell...

Pillow Speakers”
: a nurse call bell with intercom and a TV remote in one.
Noted to be easy to clean (to reduce infections), durable, easy-to repair, has a break-away from the wall to reduce strain on outlet
Classic call cord
: long grey cord with bright red button
Breathe cord
: patient can blow in cord to trigger call bell
: a bulb that can be squeezed to trigger call bell

Advanced Call Bell

Multiple options: basic call bell, text message call bell to nurse’s pager, nursing station computer to house all calls, cordless phones for nurse/patient communication, outside patient door display panel, wireless “beeper” for nurse
All durable, easy-to clean, and cordless
Corded call bell that has pictures of different patient needs (food, comfort, pain, bathroom, etc.)
Universal call-bell computer at nurse’s station
Uses bluetooth technology to mark off “in process” when nurse enters room, and “complete” when nurse leaves room
Easier, more precise communication between patients and health care workers.
Needs of patients easily misconstrued due to faulty equipment.
Buttons allow for more direct route to department the patient wants.
Nurses and CNA's will be able to prioritize
User friendly for patients and staff of all technological abilities.
geriatric to pediatric
Thank You!
J Nurs Care Qual
Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 316-324
© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc

J Physician Assist Educ 2013;24(3):14-22
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