On Our Radar
SWITCH IT UP
The Larco HandiTap is a touch-activated wall switch designed to be accessed by people with disabilities or staff who are transporting patients. The switch is 4 inches wide and available in 9- or 36-inch lengths. The variation in length allows for the switch to be tapped by a wheelchair, gurney or someone’s hip at any height level. It has a vertical, rounded design and anodized aluminum finish.ATEK Access Technologies LLC
ON THE SURFACE
This overbed table was designed with infection control and durability in mind. Its DuPont Corian nonporous tabletop inhibits the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria and can be customized to a variety of shapes. It features a seamless, solid surface, which means no chipping and peeling. The fixed column, base and support are stainless steel. Futrus LLC
The Engine Paralleling and Integration Control line provides standard paralleling controls in a remote cabinet separate from the engine generator set and separate from switchgear. Generator sets can operate in preconfigured emergency standby, prime power and parallel with utility configurations. The product does not require hardwired components.Caterpillar Inc.
A HEAD ABOVE
The Evolution Series headwall was designed to streamline caregiver workflow and help health care facilities adapt to fast-developing technology. Each series is equipped with NeoTrack, which positions accessories out and away from the headwall to provide clear access to medical gas, electrical devices and patient monitoring and charting.Modular Services Co.
HyTronic PCA faucets include battery-powered and AC-powered units with standard or gooseneck spouts and single and dual supply options. An optional remote control can be used for mode and setting adjustments. The line was designed specifically for patient care settings with its touch-free, dual-beam activation for faster response time and quieter operation.The Chicago Faucet Co.
This high-efficiency toilet and carrier system combines the EZCarry high-performance carrier system and the EcoVantage 1.1 gallon per flush (gpf) sensor wall bowl system. It features a hydraulically optimized design that reduces the chance of clogging, even for low-flow 1.1 gpf systems. It uses 31 percent less water than the federal standard of 1.6 gpf.Zurn Industries LLC
The Advocate combines a touch-free activated soap dispenser, faucet and dryer all in one. The top-fill dispenser is easy to refill and empty, and low-level LED indicators alert users when it’s time to refill. The faucet features above-deck access to its sensors. The hand dryer has an ergonomic, dual-sided dryer. The sink’s design allows for easier access from wheelchairs.The Bradley Corp.
M-Power sensor-operated faucets are hands-free faucets designed for high-traffic spaces. The faucets have heavy-duty, all-metal construction and vandal-resistant features. The updated models feature a sentinel flow option to purge the waterway, laminar flow kits for increased sanitary protection and an optional temperature-mixing lever. The above-deck design offers easy maintenance and simplified installation.Moen Inc.
The Provider 790 nurse call system offers clear Voice over Internet Protocol digital/full-duplex audio and wireless phone device integration. It has a one-touch, facilitywide intercom; automated alerting/workflow functionality; and a wide spectrum of patient and staff area components. Its flexible design means users can integrate their unique applications to streamline workflow processes.Jeron Electronic Systems Inc.
IN THE KNOW
Telligence nurse call offers a range of clinical and workflow advantages, including a staff console with a color touchscreen. The system has applications to help reduce alarm fatigue and the ability to upgrade a call to improve safety and efficiencies. It also includes nurse rounding timers, and sealed buttons to aid in infection control. Users also can adjust audio levels.Ascom
The CommonPath nurse call system eliminates the need for middleware to integrate with systems, which also eliminates the need for additional hardware for servers and software licenses for operating systems. It can integrate with other systems and store data from those integrated systems while providing a single user interface and dashboard.Critical Alert Systems
OFF THE CHART
All Touch software manages documentation of routine nursing activity by automating charting of patient interactions. Using All Touch, the Responder staff terminal touchpad (pictured) located in the patient room can send patient-related data directly into the patient’s electronic health record (EHR). Clinicians can get notifications of key patient indicators when they are updated in the EHR.Rauland-Borg