2020 marks the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale, whose lifetime of contributions to nursing still make impacts today, as such it is only fitting that the World Health Assembly deem 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.

Around the world, there are 22 million nurses and 2 million midwives that work to diagnose illnesses, assist with births and provide treatment to patients from all walks of life. By 2030, the world will require 9 million more nurses and midwives in order to keep up with the expected health care demand. Not only do nurses and midwives work to treat existing illness, but they also provide invaluable contributions in disease prevention and essential care, especially in areas of conflict where local health care is not always a guarantee.

The combined duo of nurses and midwives are the foundation upon which strong healthcare systems are built. In 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) aims to strengthen that global foundation by increasing awareness of nursing and midwifery, and working to encourage more skilled training and education among those already in both fields.

“Throughout 2020 we will focus on the critical
contribution nurses and midwives make to global
health. If the world is to meet its SDG target
of providing universal health coverage, it must
urgently address the global shortfall of 9 million
midwives and nurses.”

TekTone is a proud supporter of local nursing education, providing nurse call solutions to the Health Sciences Simulation Lab at Southwestern Community College in Sylva, NC. In 2020, we will continue to support nurses and midwives within our community and around the world.

For more information on how you can get involved with supporting the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, visit the WHO’s website to find out what you can do to support this group of healthcare workers in the coming decade.

Follow along on social media with the hashtags #SupportNursesandMidwives #Nurses2020 and #Midwives2020

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Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are health care facilities that offer patients the convenience of having surgeries and procedures performed safely outside the hospital setting. This trend in healthcare is a growing new market and TekTone has designed our systems to offer valuable nurse and emergency call capabilities to ASC patients.

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Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), also known as Life Plan Communities, are designed for seniors who are currently living independently, but want the safety and security of being cared for as they age without having to relocate. As a resident’s health declines, he or she may transition from an independent living residence to assisted living, to an intermediate or skilled nursing facility—all on one campus. TekTone offers systems specialized in adapting to the changing needs of CCRCs, while keeping resident’s safety and security a top priority.

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A skilled nursing facility (nursing home, convalescent home, care home or rest home) provides a place of residence for those who require continuous nursing attention. Services available in skilled nursing facilities include assistance of nurses, nursing aides and assistants; physical, occupational and speech therapists; social workers, recreational assistants; and living space. In some instances, residents may reside in skilled nursing facilities to receive rehabilitation or other therapy following an illness or accident.

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Assisted living / independent living facilities usually have a campus-wide call system so a resident can notify caregivers by initiating a call from a personal pendant or emergency button press/pull. The systems specified for these types of facilities are usually referred to as emergency call systems or personal emergency response systems. Call system requirements in assisted/independent living vary, but may be mandatory in some states. Assisted living facilities may prefer a combination of Tek-CARE wireless and wired technology, with pull-cord stations, call buttons and wireless pendants to ensure staff members are notified efficiently and quickly.

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Nurse call systems for hospitals, microhospitals and cancer centers must offer more than the ability for a patient to call for a nurse. These systems are now about total solutions to improving facility performance. Performance is identified as improving efficiency in terms of facility goals (rounding, reducing time to answer calls, tracking staff performance using metrics), improving staff satisfaction, and improving patient satisfaction.

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TekTone's National Accounts Program is specifically structured for organizations that have multiple facilities. Whether you are a local, regional or national organization, our national account program provides you with high quality healthcare communications and a world-class service network.

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HEALTHCARE

The Tek-CARE platform provides customizable communication solutions for all types of healthcare facilities. TekTone’s wired and wireless nurse call systems provide flexible features and integrations to assist staff members in providing the greatest care for residents. In addition to the safety and security provided by the nurse call system, TekTone also offers the Tek-CARE Wander Management system to help keep at risk residents away from harm. With the Alert Integration Manager, these systems can be integrated to display calls at one convenient location, as well as provide customized management reports. Along with reporting, the Tek-CARE Staff App can be used to notify staff on-the-go using iOS or Android devices or display monitors using Tek-CARE TV.

 

COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL

TekTone’s roots lie in the manufacturing and design of apartment entry systems. With multiple station options, custom engraved panels and retrofit capabilities, Tek-ENTRY apartment systems provide a convenient and reliable communication path for residents. Also available is the Tek-SAFE Area of Rescue Assistance System for areas out-of-reach of communication in the event of an emergency.

Where to Buy

TekTone products are available through hundreds of distributors and service providers around the world. Click on Where to Buy to contact your regional manufacturer’s representative or to inquire about your nearest TekTone Elite Partner.


Hours of Operation

TekTone Production and Shipping department hours are Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.

Sales and Technical Support department hours are Monday through Friday  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.
For technical assistance, contact our Tech Support team.

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Franklin, NC 28734 USA

800.327.8466
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