The new personal nurse call button from Pinpoint

WristPIT provides bespoke patient call transmitter

The new WristPIT from Pinpoint

Pinpoint has launched the new WristPIT, a bespoke patient call transmitter designed to be worn on the wrist.

The personal infrared transmitter (WristPIT) is easily accessible and enables patients to activate a call even if they are away from their bed or a fixed callpoint.

Pinpoint’s renowned PIT technology, usually worn by staff for personal safety, has, for the first time, been designed for patient use.

The WristPIT can withstand showering and brief submersion in water and also incorporates antimicrobial product protection, reducing the ability for bacteria to grow.

According to figures published by the National Reporting and Learning System, around 250,000 incidents where patients fell in hospital were reported in 2015/16. In many cases, nursing staff were unaware that a patient had suffered a fall for quite some time.

Pressing the clearly-labelled call button on the WristPIT notifies staff that a patient is requesting help and informs them of their exact location.

The call button is recessed and surrounded by a bump guard to prevent false alarms.

The new WristPIT is backward compatible and easily integrated into existing Pinpoint Systems.

A green LED indicates the WristPIT is ‘activated’ with good battery level. When the battery requires changing, the LED flashes red until the battery is changed and the device has been retested.

In addition to being water resistant, the WristPIT has also been designed to withstand harsh environments and user tampering, making it suitable for facilities where service users may be at risk of self harm.