Any healthcare facility, from a hospital to a nursing home to a mid-sized family practice, requires a quality life safety system. If you are building a new healthcare facility, renovating an existing facility, or just looking to upgrade your life safety system, here are a few key features to look for in a top-quality healthcare life safety system that can support the unique needs of your facility.
No two healthcare facilities are exactly the same. From the shape of your building to how you structure patient rooms to how you delegate patients among the nursing staff, your nurse call and life safety systems should be customizable to your facility’s unique needs.
If you’re shopping around for a new life safety system, choose an option that provides flexibility and customization options, so your healthcare staff and your patients can benefit from a system that suits their needs.
Simple Cross-Campus Communication
From alarm signaling to voice communication and even fast fire detection, there are plenty of situations where your healthcare facility will benefit from cross-campus communication. It’s important to choose a life safety system that enables mass notifications and cross-campus communication simply and intuitively. Choosing a life safety system that prioritizes communication will serve your facility well in the long run.
Ability to Grow Your System Seamlessly
The healthcare system is changing rapidly. Today’s hospital might look drastically different just 5 or 10 years down the road. Many nursing homes are also changing and growing rapidly to suit new patient requirements and greater demand. While older life safety systems were difficult to expand and reconfigure, newer life safety systems rely on technology and software that makes it easy to grow your system seamlessly.
Reconfiguring a new life safety system is as easy as moving a duty station to a new location, or adding another one and connecting it to your existing system. There are a variety of options on the market today when it comes to healthcare life safety systems — choose one that can grow and change with your facility seamlessly.
Fully Integrated Software for Duty Stations, Master Stations, Nurse Call Stations, and Employee Pagers
If there was one feature we had to recommend for every healthcare life safety system, it would be advanced, integrated software. The features of one station in a nurse call system don’t mean much if it’s not seamlessly integrated to the rest of the system with quality software. Advanced healthcare life safety system software can go a long way to save time, boost productivity, and make the lives of your healthcare professionals much easier.
When you’re looking for a healthcare life safety system, pay special attention to the available software options. Choose software with robust reporting capabilities that make it easy to create and export detailed reports from any computer, that sync activity across multiple systems and nurse stations, and that can enable mass system notifications and updates to staff email addresses and phone numbers.
Quality software enables quality communication. It’s one of the most important components of any healthcare life safety system, so be sure to look for a software option that is designed with healthcare facilities in mind.
Your hospital or nursing home runs on your life safety system. You need technology that’s fast, responsive, and seamless. For a full-facility life safety system you can rely on, talk to the experts at Vanguard.