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The call button


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When you decide its a good idea to fix your house roof or wrapp your car around nearest tree..
Im the one , who make sertne you dont have pain,
im the one who will let the doktors know if something with you is wrong.
Im the one who will help you understand what is going on,
im the one who will help your distress
I am your emergency orthopaedic nurse

A nurse call button is a button or cord found in hospitals and nursing homes, at places where patients are at their most vulnerable, such as beside their bed and in the bathroom . It allows patients to alert a nurse remotely of their need for help.
When the button is pressed, a signal alerts staff at the nurse's station, and usually, a nurse or nurse assistant responds to such a call

Going to hospital for any reason can be daunting. It’s not a place most of us want to spend a lot of time, and we certainly don’t want to stay for longer than expected.

“In hospital the distances are often greater to get to the toilet than at home,”
“There’s also often obstacles like medical equipment and furniture in the way, and a lot of these are on wheels, which can pose an added danger.”

“The patients are already unwell. You add to that changes in medication, changes in environment and reduced levels of independence“

Understanding nurses’ challenges with prioritizing patient call light requests
also understanding that nurses must prioritize their patients’ needs:


Almost all patients arrive at the hospital with some degree of anxiety.
Even the diagnostic "workup" is feared because of what it may reveal.
There are patients who are so full
with neurotic anxiety that they interpret an angry-looking swelling of the big toe or an
unimportant wart on the elbow as a sure sign that gangrene or cancer is developing.
Patient are afraid to ask questions because everyone seems busy &
so intent on what & why he is doing.
Perhaps the patient is afraid to ask because he is afraid to
know the answer

Another aspect of hospitalization

that causes apprehension to many patients, nurses
and physicians, is being obliged to assume the "sick role", with its loss of customary
rights, privileges, satisfactions, and symbols of status.
Many patients are so concerned about
alienating these people on whom they are so dependent that they stifle their resentments
rather than express them and risk disruption
of the relationship.

“Hospitals often force nurses to handle more patients than they should

—even though studies show if your nurse is responsible for fewer patients, they have better outcomes. That each extra patient a nurse has an established nurse-patient ratio made 7 percent

“As nurses our first priority is to keep patients safe from harm, so never feel bad about pressing the buzzer. Patients calling for assistance when they need it, is far preferable to the time and complexity of care required for patients that needed to call but dident.”

Patients often wait until the last minute before they press the call bell. Usually that’s because they don’t want to bother staff or they’d rather to wait until the nurse has come back and then ask for assistance. But by that time, it’s often too late.”

Have a plan

Talk to a nurse or doctor about a toileting plan for your stay in hospital. There are no silly questions to ask – find out how often you should expect to go to the toilet, who should help you, and whether there are any side effects from medical procedures or treatments that might impact your toileting.

Understand side effects

All medications have possible side effects that can affect the person who takes them. Some medications might have side effects that make it more likely for a person to fall, like dizziness, unsteadiness or increased frequency or urgency to go to the toilet.

Patient-centered communication has gained attention as a viable way to engage patients with their health care. Call light systems are the primary means of patients to initiate communication with their health care providers.

Patients described the call light device as a direct conduit to their care, as they associated response time with not only receiving care, but also the timeliness of the fulfillment of their requests.

Connectivity to nurse staff
More importantly, participants reiterated that the call light is an inseparable link to their specific nursing staff

The biggest thing is that somebody responds to you personally to see what your issue is. You just push the button and someone will come, either tech or nurse

It’s detrimental to your health. If you are in pain, to have somebody there right away or if something major is going on. It’s comforting to know you can push a button and in a couple of minutes somebody will be here.

Yes. Oh, yes. It gets me what I need. Not what I want, it gets me what I need.

Patients use the call light to establish “connectivity” with nursing staff. They described using the call light as a catalyst for getting their needs met, namely communicating their need for assistance, making requests, and getting medication. This “connectivity” alluded to the direct dependence patient participants had on the call light for their health care needs.

Patients view the call light and their care as synonymous.
Rather than viewing the call light separately as a device for their care and assistance, they described a direct link between the call light device and their care that was inseparable, describing a system of care that included security, versatility, and linkage to the nursing staff.

-Well, I figure that people out there are sicker than I am. Pillow fluffing is nothing compared to somebody who’s having a hard time breathing

They sometimes rush in here from another room, thinking it’s really important and all you needed was a cup of ice. The assistant ran in here all out of breath and saying, “I’m sorry you had to wait.” I felt bad because all I needed was sugar and she was changing somebody. I don’t want her to rush and possibly end up hurting somebody because I need sugar

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Location Sweden; somewere
OwnerAll Rights reserved,original content by @swedishdragon

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