Strike the right balance between the safety of our seniors and their need for independence.
AiRISTA’s Sofia platform with wander management enables an easy-to-use platform for viewing patient status and location. It provides defined geofence boundaries and immediate notification of entry/exit and dwell time with an immediate and accurate location of patients when events do occur.
Our real-time location system (RTLS) and wander management solution can help prevent patients from roaming into restricted areas, alert staff to falls and assist patients and employees during emergency evacuations.
Challenges faced by healthcare facilities without a patient wandering system
Patient wandering is a constant threat in any healthcare facility, particularly in memory care units. There are many different types of threats, such as:
- Wandering into unintended areas.
- Slips, trips and falls.
- Emergency evacuations.
Our RTLS solution can help in all of these situations with a wander management solution and customizable tags.
Our tags can also be equipped to detect falls and immediately alert staff.
If there’s an evacuation, you can track each resident with wearable tags to ensure everyone is accounted for. The software can detect how many of your patients have mustered and if any are missing. You can then alert staff to find that person. Of course, you’ll already know where they are because they’re wearing an RTLS tag, making them easy to retrieve.
How a patient wandering alarm
system prevents roaming
Our RTLS solution can greatly help to prevent incidents related to patient roaming.
For example, say you have patients who are at risk of moving into restricted areas, such as near the exit. The software will detect that the patient wearing the tag has entered an area they’re not supposed to be in.
What happens next depends on the rules you set in place. Powerful rules created by the user alert the most appropriate staff. Integrations with third-party systems allow you to automatically:
- Lock the door so the patient is incapable of progressing further.
- Alarm specific staff or activate a nurse call.
- Play a recorded voice to the patient of a familiar person asking them to return to their room.
- You can customize what happens as you see fit.
A large geriatric living facility uses the AiRISTA A1 pendant tag to provide entry / exit notification and facility geofencing for dementia patients. This can be combined with the sofia Patient Flow workflow module for easy alerting of any restricted entry or exit as well as a personal alarming device.
Fully integrated with the B4n Personnel tag, alerts are immediately available to the closest caregiver instantly. You can even implement our RTLS solution with your existing nurse call system.
- Management Platform: AiRISTA sofia
- Infrastructure: Existing Cisco WiFi infrastructure
- Asset RTLS Tags: AiRISTA W4 WiFi/BLE Tag, A3 WiFi/BLE pendent tag and B4n WiFi/BLE Staff Tag
- Integrations: HL-7, ADT
- Deployment time: 7 days
AiRISTA’s RTLS Buyer’s Guide
To help you get a clear understanding of RTLS systems and what they’re capable of, we’ve created a comprehensive buyer’s guide.