Hospital bed and room communication modules

  • US 10,206,837 B2
  • Filed: 02/20/2018
  • Issued: 02/19/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/21/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. Apparatus for use in a healthcare facility having an Ethernet, the apparatus comprisinga room module situated at a fixed location in a patient room of the healthcare facility, the room module configured for both wired and wireless communication with the Ethernet,a hospital bed including a first communication module and a second communication module, the first communication module providing at least one of a wireless audio link or a wireless data link with the room module, the second communication module of the hospital bed configured for wireless communication with the Ethernet, anda patient station of a nurse call system situated in the patient room and in communication with the room module via a wired data link.

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