With DCM’s Physician Connectivity, linking nurses to physicians, and physicians to patients has never been simpler.
The Old Way
Traditional nurse-physician communications are inadequate, often leading to lengthy cycles of phone tag when nurses try to contact physicians. If the nurse cannot reach the physician on the first try, then the nurse must hope to be present at the nursing station when the physician returns the call. If the nurse is not present to recieve the returned call, then he/she will have to try once again to contact the physician. This vicious cycle of back and forth calling has a devastating impact on both patient care and staff satisfaction.
The DCM Way
Dalcon’s DCM outfits nurses with wireless handsets, allowing them to make direct calls to physicians. Physicians can also be outfitted with wireless handsets, or nurse calls can be routed directly to the physicians’ cell phones. If a physician cannot be reached immediately, then he/she can return the nurse’s call at a later time directly to the nurse’s wireless handset—DCM eliminates phone tag.