With the use of the bed occupancy monitor, the level of falls can be dramatically reduced to a level of almost zero. However, under certain circumstances such as in acute care hospital situations, another source of falls can arise where people can fall in showers or toilet environments.
HOW THE ALARM WORKS TO OVERCOME THE PROBLEM.
DCT ASSOCIATES PTY LTD technical staff have developed a Shower/Toilet Falling alarm that gives an alarm when the person being toileted or showered attempts to lift off the shower chair.
The initial application is for use on the chairs normally used to toilet patients but can also be used as a shower chair.
The monitoring is achieved through the use of a completely independent water proof alarm system.
A pressure sensor is located under the toilet seat and secured on the metal cross bar of the chair. The sensor is connected to the alarm unit. When the person sits on the chair, the alarm unit is switched on indicated by a RED light coming on. Immediately the person lifts themselves off the chair, an audible alarm is activated.
If the person sits down again, the audible alarm is disabled.
The audible alarm indicates to the nurse that the person is attempting to get off the chair.
The alarm unit is powered from an internal rechargeable battery. The unit is supplied with an automatic battery charger to keep the battery fully charged.
Generally two weeks after placement of order.
No installation required.
Complete information is supplied with the alarm.
The alarm can be purchased outright or can be rented over a 12 month or 24 month period with a residual at the end of the rental period.
Rental provided through Our Rental Company. Terms and Conditions Apply.
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Last updated: 4th November 1999
This is the Shower/Toilet falling alarm Page provided by D.C.T. Associates Pty Ltd, ACN 007 966 145, designers and manufacturers of specialised alarm systems for the hearing and physically disadvantaged.