The TeleSitter Solution
AvaSys is the wired – and wireless – answer to the age-old healthcare question: How can we prevent patient falls? As many as 15% of patients fall at least once during their hospital stay, with nearly a third of them sustaining serious injuries. Using sitters or pulling in nurses to watch at-risk patients is expensive and a scheduling nightmare.
AvaSys allows a single observer to monitor multiple patients and intervene in time to prevent falls and other dangerous behavior – for a fraction of the cost of a traditional sitter program. It also gives caregivers and families invaluable peace of mind. No other solution provides such an immediate and significant ROI as AvaSys.
Observation of patients via video allows for forewarning of a likely fall event or other dangerous behavior, allowing precious seconds to use the unique audio functionality to engage with the patient, arrest his or her motion and simultaneously summon a caregiver to the room.
AvaSys is designed to reduce sitter program costs by up to 70%.
Increase Patient Satisfaction
Avasys facilitates additional patient check-ins and virtual rounds, in which patients can be updated on requests and informed when a care resource is delayed. The impact on patient satisfaction, as well as family satisfaction, is immediate.
Optimize Nursing Resources
The technology allows a single trained observer to monitor and interact with as many as 15 at-risk patients simultaneously – freeing nurses to focus on clinical care priorities.
Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, Iowa, is a 242-bed regional facility that meets the needs of residents of a 33-county area of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. Mercy is the only Level-II trauma center in the region and is nationally recognized as a leader in many clinical areas, including being rated in the top 10% in the nation for stroke care, cardiac care and neurosurgery. The medical center is a member of Trinity Health, Novi, Mich., the fourth largest Catholic healthcare system in the nation.