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beyerdynamic UNITE System Helps Nurses In NYC Treating COVID-19 Patients

Wireless communication system links patient monitoring devices with nurses on multiple floors.
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Elements of the beyerdynamic UNITE system.

A beyerdynamic UNITE system is fostering the ability for a New York City hospital nursing staff to wirelessly transmit emergency signals from their patients’ monitoring devices directly to the nurses.

At the prominent hospital that currently has multiple floors treating COVID-19 patients, nurses needed to be able to hear the monitor alarms that their patients were connected to while they worked and moved around the hospital floor. The hospital contacted an A/V integrator and beyerdynamic directly, and together they created a solution solving the hospital’s specific needs using a UNITE wireless communication system.

Each nurse on the floor is responsible for two patients in a room, so two UNITE TP bodypack transmitters were distributed per room, each with a TG L58 lavalier microphone connected to the transmitter. The mics are arranged to pick up only the sounds of the patients’ monitoring devices.

Each nurse then received a UNITE RP-T receiver bodypack and a DT 1 single-ear headphone that they keep with them while they work throughout their shift. If any of the patients’ alarms are set off, indicating an emergency, the nurses instantly hear it. The hospital also purchased a UNITE CC-36P cockpit case to charge, store, and manage their system.

Initial feedback from the hospital has been positive, with the nurses impressed with the functionality, ease-of-use, and audio quality. The hospital plans to outfit two more floors with identical systems before the end of the month.

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