Swiftly Supporting Hospitals with Solutions that Help Fight the Spread of COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak continues to rock the country and place health systems under significant strain. To take on a higher number of caseloads and effectively distance and monitor infected patients, many hospitals have had to quickly create pressure-monitored isolation areas out of rooms usually used for other purposes.

That’s been the case for a large network of hospitals in New York, which remains an epicenter of the outbreak. The healthcare system needed a solution to monitor the air pressure in spaces that were being transformed to become isolation rooms. The technology had to offer a seamless installation, integrate with existing network infrastructure and be easy for facility and patient care staff to use.

Expediting Sensor Delivery and Working Hand in Hand Every Step of the Way

The New York health system had an established relationship with Primex and our sales partner. Several of its hospitals were using OneVue synchronized clocks, so the organization was familiar with Primex’s advanced solutions and our reliable and knowledgeable customer-first support services. Because we had already worked with the organization’s IT group and had experience with its network, the health system saw Primex as a valued partner that could deliver a OneVue Monitoring solution to them quickly. So, they turned to us for help.

Our team overnighted a sample OneVue Sense Differential Pressure Sensor to the health system. We also worked with the organization’s IT group to quickly ensure the sensor worked with the existing network and that the facilities team could easily install sensors throughout its buildings.

The health system saw success almost immediately and ordered 100 sensors for four of its New York City hospitals. Again, Primex overnighted a shipment. In fact, to ensure these hospitals received their critical equipment as soon as possible, a member of our facilities administration team tracked down the FedEx driver to personally deliver the sensors to the driver and ensure they made it into the overnight shipping que that day.

Over the next few days, as hospitals in the health system expanded their number of isolation rooms floor by floor, several placed additional orders for sensors, as they needed to quickly and seamlessly convert their spaces. In total, 318 sensors have been ordered, and Primex is expediting delivery to the hospitals.

Immediate Benefits and a Long-Term Investment

As sensors are being installed, stakeholders across the health system are seeing instant benefits. Immediate feedback has been that facility management teams are praising the sensors’ ease of installation, while nurses and other users appreciate the intuitive reporting and alerting functions the OneVue platform provides.

In addition, Primex is already working with the health system to ensure its investment of the sensors isn’t short-lived. We’re all hopeful that the COVID-19 outbreak subsides soon. When it does, and hospitals require fewer pressure-monitored isolation rooms, the sensors will be easy to uninstall and reinstall elsewhere, such as operating rooms, intensive care units and other critical care environments. Just as easily and swiftly as they’re being put to use in a time of crisis, they will be able to be repurposed for other pressure monitoring needs.

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TPC Systems and accutech security systems

Accutech Security has entered into a formal partnership with TPC Systems for the distribution of the Cuddles infant protection solution throughout Connecticut and the Northeast.

Accutech Security is a leading manufacturer in electronic monitoring and security systems and has more than 5,000 active installations worldwide. TPC Systems has offered life safety systems like nurse call, infant protection, fire alarm, and access control for over 85 years.

TPC has dominated the Connecticut market by integrating reporting analysis with their solution offering. This important data provides hospitals with valuable information on improving efficiencies and outcomes.

“The top two reasons we chose to switch to the Cuddles infant protection solution are that it greatly reduces alarm fatigue and we love the feel and functionality of the Cuddles band,” stated Tom Cafora, owner of TPC Systems.

The Cuddles band is soft and automatically adjusts for postpartum weight loss in the infant, eliminating “too loose” alarms.

“Our sales team’s biggest concern is patient safety, which is why they don’t want the infant security system to use the hospital’s Wi-Fi,” stated TPC’s Business Development Director, Fred Paoletti.

TPC is not alone in its desire to protect its clients. With competitive infant systems moving to Wi-Fi models in favor of offering enterprise RTLS solutions, many dealers are finding it necessary to provide a solution that doesn’t open the system up to vulnerabilities that are inherent with Wi-Fi technology.

“We are excited to welcome TPC Systems to the Accutech family of authorized dealers,” said Josh Williams, President for Accutech Security. “TPC’s reputation in the Connecticut market is second to none and their commitment to extraordinary customer service mirrors Accutech’s dedication to the end-user.”

About TPC Systems

TPC Systems is a full-service systems integration and communication technology solution provider serving customers in the healthcare, education, commercial, and institutional markets. For over 85 years, TPC Systems has provided full project life cycle services including system planning, project management, installation, training and maintenance, and unmatched technical support with their on-call staff that is available 24/7, allowing customers to always speak with a live person.

About Accutech Security

Founded in 1985, Accutech Security is a leading manufacturer of advanced electronic monitoring and security systems, marketed and sold under the Accutech brand. Accutech’s specialized security systems are actively installed in more than 5,000 healthcare facilities across the world. As a leading manufacturer of security systems for over 35 years, Accutech continues to provide innovative, reliable, and cost-effective solutions for the safety of babies, patients, and residents worldwide.