Annunciator Panel. A wall mounted annunciator panel will be
located at the main reception area and at each control desk/subreception area.
Central Equipment. Central equipment panel will be located in a
communications closet nearest the area served. The mounting of any equipment
above the ceiling is not allowed.
Swing Capability. Each clinic room status system will operate
independently unless swing capability is required by the Using Service. This
provides the capability of transferring designated rooms from one clinic's
annunciator panel to another clinic's annunciator panel thereby allowing
flexibility within the modular clinic design concept.
TONE VISUAL NURSE CALL (TVNC). Tone/visual nurse call systems
provide simultaneous light and tone signaling of patient and staff calls for
emergency assistance. TVNC systems are typically installed in clinics.
Station Location. Provide emergency call stations in each patient
toilet room, public toilet inside the clinic, patient shower, recovery room,
hydrotherapy/whirlpool tub area, clinic treatment room, specimen drawing,
blood donor area, selected PT treatment cubicles, clinic procedure room,
pulmonary function lab, immunization room, dialysis rooms, Treadmill Room,
Allergy Injection Room, EEG Testing Room, radioisotope lab, patient dressing
areas (EG/Radiology/PT etc.) and other treatment areas in which a patient
might be left alone.
Tone visual systems will be on the critical
System Components And Operations. The system will be composed of
the following components and operate in the manner described.
Emergency Call Station. An emergency call cord station will be
provided adjacent to the patients head in recovery areas and treatment rooms,
beside each toilet, adjacent to each whirlpool, beside the chair in each
specimen bleeding/donor area and above the shower head. Waterproof stations
will be provided in showers and at whirlpool. An emergency nurse call is
initiated by pulling a cord or pushing a button at an emergency nurse call
push button station. This will cause the following events to occur until the
call is cancelled at the originating station.
Room dome Light. Dome light with chime outside room or cubicle
will illuminate and a chime will sound. The dome light color will be
coordinated with all other systems to provide a unique annunciation.
Zone Dome Light. Zone dome light at intersection of corridor
where the patient care room is located will illuminate with a light also. The
color of the light shall be coordinated with the using service to provide a
Annunciator Panel. The wall mounted annunciator panel display at
the nearest nursing station or reception desk will illuminate and indicate the
call origination point and sound an intermittent signal. The light and signal
can only be canceled at the call originating station. Swing capability shall
be provided between clinics when required by the using service.