1. Does this remote work with DVD, VCR TV/DVD or VCR/DVD/TV Combo units?
No, this is a TV only remote which has one touch programming for over 200 brands of televisions.
2. We don’t use standard remotes because we have nurse call pillow remotes.
There is a very high possibility that your facility is already using standard remotes in some of their areas. The common but incorrect perception is that all rooms just have pillow remotes for use with the TV. In many locations throughout the facility standard remotes are often used for patient convenience. NOTE: Normally you will need to involve maintenance, engineering or the nursing staff to find out the locations.
Nurse call pillow remote units have been proven to have an 87% rate of bacterial contamination. Pillow remotes are in rooms for very long periods of time (sometimes years). They are nearly impossible to clean and disinfect because of the numerous cracks and crevices. If the Clean Remote is available most patients will use the Clean Remote when watching TV since they are
used to hand held remotes. They will only use the nurse call system to call the staff rather then to constantly change TV channels. This will drastically cut down the frequency of touches on the nurse call systems, which often carry a high level of bacteria.
3. Can the Clean Remote be sprayed or wiped down with cleaning fluids or wipes?
Yes, the cleaning staff should make sure to clean off the remote everyday with any standard cleaning products you already use when cleaning the room. In addition the remote has shown to carry far less bacteria then standard remotes even before being cleaned. This is due to two facts. The Clean Remote has far less openings and crevices for bacteria to build up in. Additionally, the remote is also made of a non-porous material making it easier to clean.
4. We have several different brand TV’s.
This remote will work with over 200 TV brands used in the healthcare industry
5. Do I need to put codes in?
No. There are never any codes to enter. Easy and quick One Touch Programming will set up the remote, usually in less then a minute.
6. Every time I change the batteries, do I have to reprogram the remote?
No, once you set up a Clean Remote it will stay that way unless you purposely reprogram the remote for another TV.
7. Can the same remotes be re-programmed to work other TV’s?
Yes, the remote can be re-programmed as many times as needed. Note: Due to 7-second delay built into remote programming system you don’t have to worry about patient’s accidentally changing programming.
8. Does this remote come with a cord or holder to secure it to the bed?
No, we have found that patients want convenience and cords can be encumbering. Also, the cord would create other places where bacteria could colonize which would defeat the purpose of the Clean Remote.
9. Does it interfere with any medical equipment?
No, due to the low frequency.
10. If there are two TV’s in one room will using the remote interfere with the other set?
Yes, if the two sets are very close to each other, but most rooms have the TV’s set apart and on an angle preventing this problem. Many hospitals are also going to private rooms.
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