Connexall has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for Preemptive Notification of Patient Fall Risk Condition. Connexall has collaborated with Stryker to achieve a patent on this innovative application of technology which greatly reduces the risk of patient falls and resulting injury.
Most hospitals have established protocols that identify a minimum “safe” bed configuration for each patient fall risk level. For example, a high fall risk protocol may dictate certain settings related to the bed height, position of the railings, brake settings, etc. The now-patented technology involves the Connexall system receiving the patient’s fall risk level from the hospital’s electronic medical record system, and the ongoing real-time state of the patient’s bed configuration from Stryker. Connexall then actively evaluates both data streams to determine if the current bed configuration falls outside of the set protocol, and therefore presents a heightened patient fall risk condition that needs immediate attention by the caregiver. The resulting notification to the caregiver ensures that they can return to the room and proactively restore the bed to the proper configuration to avert the potential of a patient fall.