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Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month 


April marks Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month, a time to reflect on the unique challenges faced by young individuals battling cancer. At Tutum Medical, we recognise the critical importance of creating a healing environment that caters to the specific needs of these young patients.

The Unique Challenges:

Cancer in teenagers and young adults presents a unique set of challenges. These patients are at a pivotal point in their lives, facing not just health concerns but also the emotional and psychological impacts of their diagnosis. The journey is often paved with frequent medical interventions and hospital stays when their care environment becomes the backdrop of their experience.

BEAMS: Enhancing the Care Environment:

Our Bedside Equipment Alarm Monitoring System (BEAMS) is designed to reduce noise pollution within hospital wards, an initiative that becomes even more important when considering the impact on young cancer patients and their parents. The peace facilitated by BEAMS also allows staff to respond to their needs more rapidly and provides assurance and the vital ability to rest and sleep.

Supporting Recovery and Resilience:

BEAMS ensures that the clinical alarms, which are vital for patient safety, do not contribute to the stress and anxiety that can accompany a hospital stay. By intelligently managing alarm notifications, BEAMS helps create a quieter, less intrusive environment, allowing young patients to focus on their recovery in peace.

Taking Care Home:

Many of these young patients return home with complex needs, and their parents carry the responsibility of responding to critical device alarms. In a busy family home, this leads to decisions such as whether to cook a meal, spend time with the rest of the family, work from home or watch the child. BEAMS leaves an ear in the room at all times so that a parent can leave the room without the worry that they may miss a vital alarm. The child also gets some space and time away from the parent.

A Commitment Beyond Technology:

At Tutum Medical, we go beyond providing technological solutions; we strive to understand and empathise with the journey of young cancer patients. Our dedication during Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month, and throughout the year, is to support these brave individuals through thoughtful innovation that responds to their needs.

For more information on how BEAMS can contribute to creating a better care environment, visit us at https://tutummedical.com/contact/.


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