A new, cutting-edge technology is coming to Wellstar — and will be a gamechanger for patient safety.
Wellstar Kennestone Hospital and Wellstar Paulding Hospital are the first in our system to adopt Telesitter, a remote video monitoring system designed to protect at-risk patients.
The state-of-the-art system includes in-room video, two-way audio capabilities and a central monitoring station where trained team members are ready to act in the event of an accident, injury or other emergency situation.
In addition to our frequent in-person checks, this technology helps ensure patients remain safe throughout their stay. It’s the latest way we’re keeping our promise to deliver PeopleCare to each and every person we serve.
Enhancing safety for at-risk patients
For people who may be at a higher risk of a fall — such as an elderly patient or someone experiencing confusion — Telesitter can be an important protective measure during their hospitalization.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, up to 1,000,000 hospitalized patients experience a fall each year. These accidents can lead to additional injuries, complications and even a longer hospital stay for patients.
Wellstar has already taken extensive measures to reduce falls, such as performing fall-risk evaluations for patients. However, around-the-clock monitoring is the next step to help prevent injuries and accidents while your loved one is in the hospital.
Telesitter’s unique video and two-way audio features allow our team to communicate back and forth with patients. That means if an at-risk person needs help, we can speak with them right away and call for additional assistance.
Plus, if a medical emergency happens, our medical experts can provide world-class treatment even faster. With this state-of-the-art video system, you can rest assured your loved one is receiving safe, high-quality care.
Wellstar is investing in this technology today, so everyone can have a safer tomorrow.
For more information about patient safety, call (770) 956-STAR (7827).