Ramblegard: Wireless Falls Sensors

The Ramblegard system is a unique falls prevention sensor system which is comprehensive yet simple to install and set up, and eliminates the main pitfalls behind many other systems. Here are the main benefits:

Wireless technology:

  1. No trailing cables – eliminate hoist damage, trip hazards, risk of strangulation.
  2. Easy to place pads for maximum sensitivity and provide earlier warnings (pre, not post-fall).
  3. Seamlessly move between private (bedroom) and public (lounge, dining) sensor detection.

Foil-Free Sensor Pads:

  1. Ultra-flexible sensor pads with no foil, last longer, are more sensitive and over time will save money.
  2. No foil means thinner pads, with more flexibility over positioning.

Bed exit sensor: Bedgard

The Bedgard is a flexible sensor pad for use on profiling beds, and can be carefully positioned to provide the earliest possible warning that bed exit is imminent.

Staff who know the resident best, can use their knowledge of typical exit patterns, to provide intelligent bed placement. Our staff can assist with training so that your team knows how to get maximum benefit from this product.

Here are some suggestions for pad placement based on resident exit patterns:

  • For residents who push up from lying, to seated: place pad under the pillow area.
  • For residents who roll out of bed: place pad on the side of the bed that they roll away from

In every situation, remember: Better Placement + Earlier Detection = Injury Reduction

Chair exit sensor: Seatgard

The Seatgard is a flexible sensor pad for use on static chairs and wheelchairs, and can be carefully positioned to provide the earliest possible warning that chair exit is imminent. Two examples of how a wireless Seatgard can be used for different exit patterns is below:

“Resident A” slides forward out of the chair and tends to slump to the floor. An ideal pad placement would be right at the very back of the seat cushion so that the staff are alerted to this exit, whilst the resident is still in the chair, and the intervention can be to assist them back into the chair rather than a floor rescue.

“Resident B” tends to lean forwards from the chair, when agitated, usually attempting to stand up. Often this results in injury, as they fall head first onto the floor. An ideal pad placement would be behind the shoulders, alerting staff of the exit attempt. Intervention  can be to reassure and settle them back into the chair, rather than a floor rescue.

Staff who know the resident best, can use their knowledge of typical exit patterns, to provide intelligent chair placement. Our staff can assist with training so that your team knows how to get maximum benefit from this product.

Floor sensor: Floorgard

The Floorgard is a sensor pad for use on the floor to alert staff to wandering residents, and is usually placed by the bedside or by a bathroom area. The Floorgard is not as sensitive as a bedgard sensor but nonetheless is a useful option. Many nursing homes will be familiar with the floor sensor pad concept, and the advantages of moving to floorgard over the very common and “typical” floor sensor pads in use already, will be:

  • No trailing cables
  • No foils to crack or break

Nurse Call Integration, or Standalone?

Ramblegard products can be used as “standalone” or integrated with your Nurse Call System. Standalone simply means that the sensor is set up with a wireless alarm unit, that can be placed within 30m of the sensor pad, and will alarm when the pad is exited. Nurse control integration channels the sensor, or multiple sensors, into the central call system, wirelessly through a “jack” plug, placed into the call point in rooms using the RG Pads.

Ramblegard sensors integrate easily into most Nurse Call Systems, to form an integral part of your residents safety programme.

The sensor pads can also be integrated through nurse call, into a pager system – this solution is especially applicable to communal areas. For instance, when residents (using Seatgards for instance) are moved from their bedrooms, into a lounge, the alert for chair exit, seamlessly transfers from the call point in the bedroom, to a pager system covering all sensor units in the lounge.