Quote from Cat365
I remember that when I was a tech I used to dream about that sound. I remember falling asleep one night and waking up running through the house to get to the room. My Mom thought it was hilarious when I burst into her room. Turns out she was watching a medical show.
This is a late reading but I had to respond ...
I was the only nurse for a small LTC unit, but we had an Assisted Living type unit connected. I had to go over once a nite to make rounds and to respond to any emergencies if the CNA called/paged me.
Walking down a darkened hall towards the desk, I heard someone call out that FAMOUSLY FAMILIAR phrase "Help, I've fallen and I can't get up". The CNA hit the house lites and we searched each room but everything was OK. Only in Joe's room was his TV loudly droning on as Joe snored. So I just turned it off.
This was just about at the time that that commercial was being introduced on TV.
It was Joe's TV that I heard. I still laugh about it now 20+ yrs later.
Ironic, because I am an avid supporter of the use of Medic Alert Alarms. Personally, I HAVE a system that I used when I actually fell 3 years ago.
But getting back to bed alarms, there used to be bed alarms that could be programmed with pts' names. Like "Miss Anna, lay back down" or "Mr Jim, don't get up". Its use was silly to me because my pts were basically all hard-of-hearing and foreign/ethnic.