Frequently Asked Questions - Hospitals

What information can be shown on display panels?

Displays can be easily programmed to show a bay and bed number, different information to match the names in your hospital and more detailed individual information specific to your needs.

How are HTM displays colour-coded?

Panels and lights are colour coded to meet HTM guidelines such as standard calls (amber), emergency calls (red) and cardiac (blue) etc.

Is the system suitable for HDU’s in hospitals?

Where swift response is vital we supply a range of call points including single button, emergency and cardiac as required by HTM standards, so Medicare are able to provide the most suitable solution for HDU and other hospital emergency units.

Medicare’s radio nurse call system has been installed in many hospitals. The system has been subjected to thorough emissions testing and is proven safe to use with absolutely no interference to other equipment.

How does the Medicare system conform to HTM specifications?
  • For HDU we supply a specific single blue button unit
  • Panels are colour-coded to meet HTM guidelines
  • Calls tones are as per their HTM specifications
  • Lights are colour coded in line with HTM guidance.
Do Medicare’s systems meet relevant Approvals and Directives

Yes. Medicare’s equipment meets all requirements and carries the CE mark of approval.
· R & TTE Directive and relevant sub Directives
· EMC
· Low voltage and Safety Directive
· Safety Standards
· ROHS Compliant
· HTM Standards

Most of our nurse call systems are installed within one day. As there are no wires, there is minimal disruption for either residents or staff.

How does Medicare’s equipment contribute to infection control?

In hospitals hygiene levels are obviously crucial, especially where many people are touching the same surfaces. Medicare's call points and pear push leads have Microban© embedded, to provide protection against the spread of bacteria. All buttons are sealed to ensure there is no collection of contaminants.

Where can Medicare systems be located in hospitals?

Medicare Nursecall systems can be used in many locations within the hospital environment, from wards and recovery rooms to waiting areas, toilets and consulting rooms.

Can pendant call buttons be changed?

Pendants are built for a single call button to make nurse call alerts easy, whatever hospital situation. This button can be programmed to either call, assistance or emergency to match the situation pendants are used around the ward.

Guaranteed uptime is essential- how can Medicare deliver this?

Estates departments use our back up Nursecall system package, which can instantly replace any faulty system and keep wards operating with minimal down-time in the event something goes wrong.

Can the radio signals from the wireless Nursecall system interfere with other equipment such as pacemakers and computers?

Medicare’s radio nurse call system has been installed in many nursing homes. The system has been subjected to thorough emissions testing and is proven safe to use with absolutely no interference to other equipment

Are the HTM Series units robust enough for hospitals?

Medicare HTM series call points are housed in tough but elegant enclosures, which are built in the UK specifically to withstand the tough and ongoing usage environments hospitals create.