New hospital beds can speak to you, in Italian
At Eisenhower Medical Center's new Walter and Leonore Annenberg Pavilion, the beds in the intensive care unit talk — in various languages — alerting patients when it's time for them to change position or warning them not to get out of bed.
“The nurses like the Italian because it's the sexy one,” said Louise White, the hospital's chief nursing officer, showing off one of the computerized beds, which have control panels where a patient's height, weight and other medical data can be input.
“We have a much older population here, so we have more challenges with falling.”
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