Beyond Nurse Call: A Six-Part Series About How RTLS is Revolutionizing Traditional Caregiver Interactions (Part 4 of 6)


Nurse call management software has become increasingly sophisticated enabling modern nurse call systems, which were previously manual, to become fully automated through an array of advanced applications.

Among the most important backbone technologies supporting these systems is Real Time Location System (RTLS). Integrating RTLS offers numerous advantages and opportunities to improve efficiencies and patient satisfaction, collect key data and positively impact outcomes. The following is the fourth in a multi-part series describing six ways connected intelligence derived from Real Time Location Systems data is revolutionizing traditional caregiver interactions.

Instant communication of patient and equipment locations

RTLS effectively eliminates the frustration and wasted time when nursing staff cannot locate a piece of equipment or a patient. It also dramatically decreases the inefficiencies and wait time when patients are being transported for tests as well as when equipment is being moved or stored. Patients often are transported by clinical staff to various locations in a clinical setting every day. RTLS enables caregivers to pinpoint the location of a patient or equipment in real-time down to the chair level. The value of this information for nursing staff cannot be overstated. Numerous efficiencies can be achieved, and easily measured, when nurses are not forced to search for people or equipment.