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NEMA publishes nurse call systems installation guide.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 29, 2007 - NEMA has published the reaffirmation of NEMA Installation Guide for Nurse Call Systems (R2007), developed by the Health Care Communications Group of the Signaling, Protection, and Communications Section. According to Carl Cox, the standard includes system types; basic theory of operation; use of ancillary devices; isolation of circuits; system environmental considerations; and installation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and service requirements.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Publishes Installation Guide for Nurse Call Systems

Press release date: Nov 28, 2007

(ROSSLYN, Va.) - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published the reaffirmation of NEMA Installation Guide for Nurse Call Systems (R2007). These guidelines cover the proper physical installation of nurse call systems.

This publication, developed by the Health Care Communications Group of the Signaling, Protection, and Communications Section, provides technical information on basic nurse call systems and their installation.

According to Carl Cox, chairman of the Health Care Communications Group, the standard includes system types; basic theory of operation; use of ancillary devices; isolation of circuits; system environmental considerations; and installation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and service requirements.

"The content will be helpful to those preparing for proficiency or certification in the design, installation, service, and maintenance of nurse call systems," Cox said. "Although it has been written primarily as a stand-alone guide, it can also serve as a text for apprentices and journeymen taking a class with a qualified instructor."

The table of contents and scope of NEMA Installation Guide for Nurse Call Systems may be viewed, or a hardcopy or electronic copy purchased for $88, by visiting NEMA's Web site at www.nema.org/stds/nursecallsyst.cfm. Copies may also be purchased by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (within the U.S.), 303-397-7956 (international), 303-397-2740 (fax), or on its Web site global.ihs.com.

NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity. These products are used in utility, medical imaging, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. Domestic production of electrical products sold worldwide exceeds $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing, Sao Paulo, and Mexico City.