Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital has introduced AvaSure’s TeleSitter Technology, a system that is designed to connect caregivers more closely with patients and families while improving the quality of care delivered.
"The TeleSitter devices will give our nurses and patient care associates (PCAs) more time to spend with patients, while at the same time keeping our high-risk patients safer,” said Jenn Castaldo, Henry Mayo Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer.
The AvaSure system provides real-time, continuous video surveillance of multiple patients simultaneously from a remote station. It has two-way audio and allows immediate intervention to prevent harm to patients or staff. If a patient tries to do something he or she shouldn’t be doing, the trained monitor staff can intervene, saying for example “Please do not get up by yourself, Mr. Smith. I’m going to get someone to help you.”
This new technology is part of Henry Mayo’s “Fall Prevention Program.” It is intended to keep patients safe and allow Henry Mayo PCAs to spend more time caring for patients and supporting licensed staff.
TeleSitters have been praised for giving families peace of mind, knowing when they go home to get some rest, someone is always watching over their loved one. To date, the TeleSitter has served over 1 million patients in 800+ hospitals.