level priority rank order, from a high of number 1 to a low of number 4, as
Medical Device Alarm
Multiple Call Priorities. When more than one call is present on
the system at any one time, the highest priority call will take precedence.
Radio Page Capability. AVNC system networks will be provided
radio page capability so that calls registered on a network can be relayed to
radio pagers carried by staff. Radio pages can also be originated from master
stations and the telephone attendant consoles. AVNC radio page system maybe
combined with the wide area radio page system.
Pagers will be able to receive the following types
Priority Alert Tones. At least three distinct alert tones to
indicate the priority of the digital display or voice message being paged.
Alpha Numeric Message. An alphanumeric digital display message,
including room/bed number and type of call.
Voice Message. Brief voice messages from a telephone attendant to
convey unusual information that cannot be handled by the normal digital
Pager Assignment. Duty assignment data will be programmable from
any master station. The data will correlate the address number of the pager
assigned to a staff member with their duty assignment by room/bed, level of
care and work shift.
Call Transfer To Pager. Any patient, staff or medical device
service call from a patient care location can be relayed directly to the
individual or group of pagers carried by the staff assigned to the call
origination point and level of care on each shift. The system will
automatically perform this direct relay function to the appropriate pager by
cross-referencing duty assignment and absence indication data with pager
assignment and address data.
Call Transfer Function.
Call relay function can be initiated in any
one of the following three ways:
Attended, Semiautomatic Mode. When calls are being handled at a
master station the attendant can relay a call to the appropriate pager by
activating a radio page function key on the station keyboard while the call is
still registered on the system.
Unattended, Automatic Mode. When a master station is unattended,
the station can be switched to an automatic radio page mode where by all calls
coming to the master station will automatically be relayed to the appropriate