Reader’s question | Can you tell me if the monitored alarm button has any affect on stents fitted? The alarm is needed following cardiac problems
Short answer | Always check this with your chosen monitored alarm supplier before you buy. Also, ensure the monitored alarm adheres to the European EN50134 series of standards for Social Alarms*
Longer answer | We checked this out with our Sponsor, TASK Community Care, given the importance of the question to people with stents fitted, or with other cardiac problems. As Ireland’s longest established monitored alarm supplier, they know a thing or two about monitored alarms.
We are pleased to report that TASK has confirmed, the transmitter (pendant/wristband alarm) buttons they supply, can generally be worn when stents are fitted, without any hazards being expected.*
TASK has confirmed that the transmitter (pendant/wristband alarm) buttons they supply, can generally be worn even when stents are fitted, without any hazards being expected
However, TASK has emphasized that you should also check this directly with them before purchasing your monitored alarm button or other telecare equipment. Or if you use a different alarm supplier, always check directly with them before you buy.
Telecare and the tolerability of cardiac pacemakers and other electronic medical aids
TASK’s alarm supplier, TeleAlarm, has also kindly provided us with the following statement for customers, regarding the tolerability of their telecare alarm equipment with cardiac pacemakers and other electronic medical aids:
“TeleAlarm radio transmitters for NurseCall and Carephones in connection with tolerability of cardiac pacemakers and other electronic medical aids
The radio transmitters which are included in our Carephone products (HTS6x, TA72/74) and in our NurseCall products, as well as being sold separately, namely the transmitters Tx NG, S35, S37, S37L and S37E, have been tested in regard to potential interference with electronic medical aids. We hereby confirm that the applicable requirements have been met by our radio transmitters. Therefore, no hazards are to be expected when using the abovementioned transmitters in connection with electronic medical aids.”
*The above response is based on the monitored alarm meeting the relevant parts of the European EN50134 series of standards for Social Alarms. The standard is met by the above mentioned TeleAlarm monitored alarm equipment supplied by TASK. Always check with your chosen monitored alarm supplier before you buy.