Wissner-bosserhoff pioneers intelligent nursing beds
Wissner-bosserhoff is pioneering the development of smart care technology to make nursing beds intelligent and relieve the pressure on care staff.
With the social care sector facing acute staff shortages, and with the number of people in need of care rising rapidly, the need for technological solutions has never been greater. Providers must ensure the highest possible resident safety while continuing to offer person-centered care and attention. Smart care technology can support this.
Wissner-bosserhoff’s new SafeSense® 3 nursing assistant not only keeps falls management under control via the discreet bed exit sensor technology, but also makes a valuable contribution to pressure injury prevention thanks to integrated movement monitoring.
By connecting each bed to an intelligently networked system linking back to a central care monitor, the system displays ‘at a glance’ data visualization that operates on a simple traffic light alert principle. Settings on the system can be tailored to each individual resident’s activity levels.
With the ability to integrate with nurse call systems and mobile devices, care teams can keep residents in view at all times, receiving real time alerts on bed exits, a full record of in-bed activity and movement (or lack of), and even moisture control levels.
Care staff can now keep an even closer eye on the health of their residents by identifying any potential problems, such as sleep disorders, pain, or stress, at an early stage. They will be able to identify patterns or trends for in-bed activity using real time data, they will be able to prioritise urgent calls where a resident might be at risk, and they will be supported with documentation outlining what has happened throughout the day or night to each individual resident.
SafeSense® 3 is available both as an integration into wissner-bosserhoff’s nursing beds or as a standalone product which can be set up on almost any nursing bed already in use.