There is a lack of innovation in the pillow speaker market. We feel so strongly about this that we recently published a blog article on the topic. We find that there hasn’t been much change to them in the past 30 years. There are endless possibilities of what can be done to improve this communication device, both cosmetically and functionally.
So, with that in mind, we decided to offer an upgrade.
If you are familiar with our company, you have probably heard of BlackJack -- the only magnetic breakaway nurse call cable. If you work with or around hospital beds, it is likely you have experienced a broken nurse call cable and damaged walls. This damage occurs when hospital beds are moved without disconnecting the cables first. Damaged or broken cables mean time and money is being wasted for repairs when those precious resources can be used better elsewhere. A solution for this is a breakaway nurse call cable but an even better solution is a magnetic breakaway nurse call cable. Similar to MacBook charger cables, BlackJack’s magnetic adapter breakaway cable plugs into the connected nurse call system. Instead of fumbling with aligning arrows, and manually inserting plugs, BlackJack makes the process of connecting and disconnecting the pillow speaker cables simple and fast.
With BlackJack in mind, we have created a magnetic pillow speaker adapter breakaway cable.
It’s no surprise that hospitals are hard on equipment. Especially equipment that is on the front line with patients. When pillow speakers are tied to bed rails, stretchers, or other equipment they can break. Further, if there is an emergency and the bed is pulled out of the room without untying the pillow speaker, it can break the nurse call station. Damage to pillow speakers and nurse call stations is costly and takes time to repair. With tight budgets and high demands on hospitals’ maintenance staff, durable, innovative equipment is essential.
Not only will the magnetic pillow speaker cord minimize damage and costly repairs, it will improve patient safety, hospital communication, and patient satisfaction. When pillow speakers are working and connected, they keep patients safe, provide them with a direct line of communication with their caretakers, and give them a sense of control. If a pillow speaker is damaged or not connected to the nurse call system, these important factors are jeopardized. With a magnetic breakaway pillow speaker cord, damage to the cord and nurse call system is greatly reduced, ensuring that each patient has a properly working, connected pillow speaker.
Overall, our magnetic pillow speaker cord is a quick disconnect cable that is designed to connect to any make or model of nurse call system. It has been designed to retrofit current pillow speaker models and greatly reduces damage to pillow speakers and connected nurse call systems. For example, this retrofit pillow speaker product works with all Nurse Call systems including Rauland Responder 4 and 5, Hill-Rom Composer/Navicare, and Ascom Telegence.
If you are interested in HatchMed’s magnetic pillow speaker cord, you can request more information and a free sample here.