The World’s Only Acoustic Bedside Equipment Critical Alarm Monitoring System
Helping nurses respond to critical situations quickly and efficiently
Ensuring nurse time is spent with patients, not patrolling corridors for alarms
Significant improvement in response times to critical alarms
World’s Only Acoustic Bedside Equipment Critical Alarm Monitoring System
The award-winning BEAMS is the only acoustic monitoring system for all critical bedside alarms, to improve response times to situations quickly and efficiently for improved patient outcomes, better workflow for staff and to reduce healthcare costs.
What is the problem?
There are an increasing number of single-bed patient rooms in UK hospitals, increasing the risk of alarms going unheard through walls and closed doors (this has been exacerbated during Covid with more single-bed rooms and closed wards for infection control), this increases the risk of major incidences, such as:
Patients failing to get the prescribed amount of medication
With a BEAMS system installed you can keep your patients safe by ensuring that staff are fully aware of all bedside alarms, even if they can’t be heard behind a closed door. BEAMS lets staff know which alarms are sounding and where, so they can prioritise patient care. BEAMS does not integrate with your nurse call system but is a stand-alone, improved system, which can be programmed by staff to identify which alarms are a priority - improving workflow.
Improves staff efficiency
Improves staff efficiency by giving nurses more time for nursing, and less time walking up and down corridors listening for alarms
Improves patient safety
Improves patient safety as alarms can be heard and responded to quickly using a spoken notification, and visual display. BEAMS virtually eliminates patient critical harm events caused by lengthy delays responding to alarms
Improves patient experience
Gives an Improved patient experience, reducing anxiety and impact on sleep
Improves staff satisfaction and wellbeing
Improves staff satisfaction and wellbeing through reduced step counts from walking up and down corridors looking for alarm notifications from lights, or listening at doors, and gives staff reassurance with better oversight, reducing stress, anxiety and emotional burdens
Improves infection control
Improves infection control so room doors can be kept shut, as alarms can still be responded to
BEAMS is able to provide a consistent and reliable alert system that reduces alarm durations times below 40 seconds
Sheffield Children’s Hospital
With larger wards and more soundproof, single occupancy bed rooms planned for the new wing at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, a demand arose for a bedside equipment monitoring system.
The hospital approached Tutum Medical Ltd to develop a suitable system.
The successful BEAMS system has now been installed in 70 single occupancy rooms across six wards in the hospital and improves response times to equipment alarms and helps ensure alarms do not go unheard. BEAMS has reduced the number of alarms taking >2 minutes to respond to by 78%; >5 minutes by 88% and >10 minutes by 95%.
“The BEAMS system improves patient care without increasing staffing levels; it is a great example of managing costs and improving patient safety through innovation.” Professor Derek Burke FRCSEd FRCEM FRCPCH, Former Medical Director, Sheffield Children’s Hospital.