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Q bsoft dementia monitoring system design

  1. 1. Dementia Monitoring System Design & Selection Guide  Copyright 2011 QBsoft Solutions All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. Why Dementia Monitoring? <ul><li>Elderly with Dementia are often incapable of knowing when they need to activate a manual call device </li></ul><ul><li>Many Elderly people use traditional call devices simply for companionship, causing staff to ignore constant alerts from several people, thus potentially ignoring real alarms when they occur. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a Dementia Monitoring System? <ul><li>A Dementia Monitoring System (also know as “smart rooms”) uses passive devices/sensors to monitor patient behaviours and create alerts to staff whenever abnormal occurrences are monitored. </li></ul><ul><li>The critical component of any DMS is it’s ability to have custom profiles for every different resident or patient. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is a Dementia Monitoring System? continued… <ul><li>A typical Dementia Monitoring System usually consists of a: </li></ul><ul><li>bed occupancy sensor (not simply an exit sensor) </li></ul><ul><li>in-suite motion sensor </li></ul><ul><li>suite entry/exit sensor </li></ul><ul><li>washroom entry/exit sensor </li></ul><ul><li>staff presence or alarm cancel switch </li></ul><ul><li>sensor gathering panel/device </li></ul><ul><li>profile timer/processor </li></ul><ul><li>Many DMS systems also include wireless staff duress, dome lights & incontinence sensors </li></ul>
  5. 5. A Typical Dementia Monitoring System Room Layout
  6. 6. Three Different Types of Dementia Monitoring Systems <ul><li>1) Stand-alone control units that only offer a few pre-defined profiles to chose from </li></ul><ul><li>2) Stand-alone control units that require that a laptop be brought from room to room to modify profile timers & settings, as well as gather history information </li></ul><ul><li>3) Networked systems that allow all timers and profile settings to be changed from a central or networked control location </li></ul>
  7. 7. Critical Components to Consider <ul><li>Ensure that the bed occupancy sensor used is very reliable and durable. Many sensor types require bed sensor pad replacement very often or do not provide accurate detection. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider using LED and dome light indicators as visual indicators that sensors are operating correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that equipment is meant for its purpose as many custom devices have been used that are not meant to be part of a monitoring system </li></ul>
  8. 8. Critical Components to Consider continued.. <ul><li>Silent systems assist in easing tension to people with Dementia. This helps by lowering stress and aids in reducing the number of agitated residents. </li></ul><ul><li>Proper staff training and ongoing education is critical. A DMS system is completely useless if it is not incorporated in care plans or staff do not use it. Some but not all DMS systems include care planning. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Critical Components to Consider continued.. <ul><li>A good DMS system should log & provide history reports of all patient activity, otherwise there is no way of properly determining individual profiles & care plans. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure that the system provides a method of properly testing and calibrating all sensors & components to each individual person. </li></ul><ul><li>It is good practice to have a system that can alert staff on wireless devices to maximize staff-to-patient interaction. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Critical Components to Consider continued.. <ul><li>Consider the ongoing maintenance costs; as many sensors require constant replacement of the sensing devices for proper operation. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that the system is extremely user friendly. Complex systems have historically been found to be left unused after the initial installation in many cases. </li></ul>“ If it’s not easy, it won’t get used. If it doesn’t get used, where’s the value?”
  11. 11. EZcall - DCS Dementia Control System A network-based, full profile control Dementia Monitoring System, using any alarm input system.
  12. 12. DCS Installation Layout <ul><li>Virtually any alarm or I/O system can be used for monitoring room sensors </li></ul>
  13. 13. DCS Easy Sensor Setup/Testing <ul><li>User-friendly GUI interface provides simplified installation & maintenance. </li></ul>
  14. 14. DCS Simple Operator Interface <ul><li>Simple Graphical Display reduces staff training time and operator stress. </li></ul>
  15. 15. DCS Powerful yet Simple <ul><li>Easy-to-follow & change individual resident profiles make profile changing and care planning easy. </li></ul>
  16. 16. DCS Integration <ul><li>TCP/IP based network software allows for facility-wide control and interfacing to multiple devices/systems. </li></ul>
  17. 17. DCS System Highlights <ul><li>• Non-proprietary sensors and devices are used to reduce initial & ongoing maintenance costs </li></ul><ul><li>• Simple to use graphical interfaces & reporting </li></ul><ul><li>• User-selectable individual resident profiles </li></ul><ul><li>• Nurse call, pocket page/wireless phone interfaces </li></ul><ul><li>• Very easy to calibrate, test, troubleshoot, & maintain </li></ul><ul><li>• Passive resident monitoring helps maintain resident dignity & helps provide a “home-like” atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>• Many add-on options including; dome lights, audio, staff duress, housekeeping signaling, etc.. </li></ul><ul><li>• Expandable & cost effective, can be easily networked or remain small </li></ul>
  18. 18. THANK YOU! Discussion, Question & Answer Time. For additional information or a free consultation, please contact: <ul><li>Additional Resources: </li></ul><ul><li>Wii Rooms help keep people suffering from Dementia active </li></ul><ul><li>Snoezelen rooms help reduce stress and agitation </li></ul><ul><li>Smart rooms in Europe mimic dementia monitoring </li></ul>www.qbsoft.ca