Electronic patient sitter management system and method for implementing

  • US 9,635,320 B2
  • Filed: 05/12/2015
  • Issued: 04/25/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/19/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for managing an electronic sitter system for monitoring patients, the electronic sitter system comprising a plurality of sitter devices, a sitter management device for managing access to at least one real-time patient surveillance video stream associated with a patient room, and a plurality of cameras located in patient rooms for capturing and transmitting surveillance video streams to the sitter management device the method comprising:

  • the sitter management device identifying a first real-time patient surveillance video stream it received from a first patient room to transmit to a first sitter device selected from a plurality of sitter devices;

    receiving, at the first sitter device, the real-time patient surveillance video stream from the sitter management device and displaying the first real-time patient surveillance video stream at the first sitter device, wherein the first sitter device receives the first real-time patient surveillance video stream regardless of whether an alert is received by the first sitter device;

    transmitting motion sensor data from the first patient room to the sitter management device;

    receiving the alert at the first sitter device from the sitter management device, wherein the alert is triggered by motion in a patient room and wherein the alert is received subsequent to the first sitter device receiving the real-time patient surveillance video stream;

    providing at least one interactive control for responding to the received alert, the interactive control operative to allow the sitter device to control the operation of the sitter management device or enable communication between the sitter device and the patient room; and

    logging the alert to an event log at the sitter management device.

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