A nurse call system is a communication solution used in healthcare facilities to enable patients to request assistance from nurses or other healthcare staff. It typically consists of a patient unit with a call button, a central monitoring station, and communication devices carried by staff members.

Key features of a nurse call system include:

  1. Call Button: Located near the patient’s bed or within reach, allowing the patient to request assistance by pressing the button.
  2. Central Monitoring Station: Staffed by nurses or healthcare professionals who receive and respond to patient calls, prioritize requests, and coordinate responses.
  3. Staff Communication Devices: Handheld devices or pagers carried by nurses and staff to receive and respond to patient calls promptly.
  4. Integration with Electronic Health Records (EHR): Allows nurses to access patient information and history quickly, enabling more informed and efficient care.
  5. Alerts and Notifications: Notifies staff of urgent or critical patient requests, ensuring timely responses and interventions.

Nurse call systems help improve patient safety, enhance staff efficiency, and provide a higher level of patient-centered care in healthcare settings.