AvaSure is Lead Sponsor of 2015 National Falls Prevention Conference
Company to showcase success of AvaSys® Telesitter® Solution in reducing falls and lowering costs
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Jan. 21, 2015) – AvaSure®, maker of the AvaSys® Telesitter® Solution, the fastest-growing technology to prevent falls, is proud to serve as Gold Sponsor of the 2015 National Falls Prevention Conference Jan. 22-23 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The event is the only national conference bringing together America’s healthcare providers who seek to reduce the number of falls and falls-related injuries in older adults.
An estimated 1 million patients fall while in hospital care each year, and 11,000 die as a result. Death or serious injury of a patient due to a fall is considered a non-reimbursable “never event” by state and federal governments.
The AvaSys Telesitter Solution is a remote patient observation and communications platform that enables both visual and audio monitoring of patients at risk of falls. It allows a single caregiver to keep track of as many as 15 patients at once from a central monitoring station. These trained observers can vocally intervene with patients – while simultaneously summoning a nurse – long enough to avert harm. AvaSys uniquely provides mobile audio-visual observation units, which can simply be wheeled into a room and turned on, giving nurses instant room coverage.
“AvaSys is one of those rare new technologies that has an immediate and clear effect on solving a previously intractable healthcare problem,” says Cathy Rick, RN, an AvaSure adviser and the immediate past Chief Nursing Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The AvaSys Telesitter Solution augments existing falls prevention programs, often allowing hospitals to better use nursing staff, dramatically reduce fall rates and return savings through vastly reduced use of nursing assistants as one-to-one sitters in patient rooms.
Company Vice President of Sales Chris De Young and Vice President of Clinical Services Stacey Overholt, RN, BSN, MBA will be available during the event in the exhibit area to demonstrate the technology and showcase internal client studies demonstrating results at leading hospital systems nationwide.