New: From Spring 2018 new Pivotell Advance and Mk3/11 automatic pill dispenser plastics incorporate an antibacterial silver ion technology to provide protection against harmful microbes such as bacteria and viruses.
The Pivotell® Automatic Pill Dispenser reminds the user by means of an alarm and flashing light when to take their medication. It will make the correct dose available at the correct time of day or night, whilst keeping other pills locked out of sight. Medication is dispensed from an internal tray containing 29 sections. Maximum number of alarm settings - 28.
When the alarm sounds the internal tray will rotate one position and the correct dosage will come into view in the lid opening. Pills should be removed from the dispenser by tilting it and pouring the pills into the hand or suitable container. This will also cancel the alarm signal and flashing light.
Pivotell® Automatic Pill Dispensers have been widely used throughout the UK since 2002. The Mark 3/11 dispenser, with its enhanced functionality and proven reliability is the preferred choice among professional care agencies within the NHS and Local Authority Social Services and has been continuously developed since it was first designed and patented in 1997. Registered with the MHRA as Medical Device: Class 1.
Accomodates the most complicated of medication regimes
For easy pharmacy filling one compartment is left empty
For those with many or large pills
Delays activation to allow pharmacists or family members to easily fill in advance away from the user's home
To comply with Royal Pharmacy Society of Great Britain labelling requirements
If the dispenser is left upside down, to avoid pill spillage. The alarm will still sound at a doseage time.
The Dispenser Box Includes:
Open a pdf copy of the PivoTell model 3/11 instructions (size 558kb).
Dispenser shown unlocked and with lid open
Figure 1: The Pivotell® Automatic Pill Dispenser. It can be filled by the user, carer or relative. It is easily programmed and will dispense pills up to 28 times a day.
Dispenser shown in the position after rotation and before being tilted.
Figure 2: At the pre-programmed times, the internal pill cassette rotates, the alarm signal is heard, the light flashes and the correct dosage comes into view through the opening in the lid. The alarm can be set to continue to ring for up to 60 minutes.
Dispenser shown in a tipper and the pills being dispensed into a bowl.
Figure 3: To stop the alarm ringing and dispense the pills, the user merely tilts the Pivotell® dispenser and the pills fall into the hand or a suitable container. A Pivotell® tipper is available for those with insufficient strength or limited dexterity to lift and dispense their medication.
Spare Cassette with lid, discs and prescription booklet
Figure 4: Spare internal cassettes can be pre-filled to replace the empty tray when necessary (protective cover provided).
Loading the Pivotell® Dispenser
The dispenser is supplied with clearly printed discs. The discs identify the appropriate number of doses per day (between 1 and 4). Blank discs are supplied which should be manually completed for those on five or more doses daily.
The appropriate disc for the pill regime is then placed on the tray prior to filling it, and used as a guide as to where to place the pills. The red section remains empty to help with offsite filling by Pharmacy and transport home.
The refill frequency will depend upon the number of daily medications (up to 28) for example:-
N.B. Certain medication should not be placed in medication dispensing systems. If in doubt check with a pharmacist.
12/24 Hour Time The clock can be set to either 12 or 24 hour display.
The clock is self adjusting for British Summer Time and Greenwich Mean Time.
Security An alarm signal (different to the pre set alarm sound) is activated if any fault should arise which effects the rotation of the dispenser
Testing The Pivotell dispenser has an in built test function which should be activated periodically.
Lock The Pivotell® dispenser is equipped with a lock to ensure that only the medication which is due is accessible to the user.
Maintenance The batteries should be changed when the low charge indicator is displayed. At normal usage the batteries last for at least 12 months. Four alkaline AA batteries should be used. All pre set functions (alarm times,alarm sound etc) remain the same after the batteries are changed. Only the real time clock which needs correcting if the batteries are left out, or are out of charge.
emC emission and immunity, FDA, Medical Device Registration Class 1. Pivotell dispensers fulfill all necessary requirements.
Dimensions Size: Diameter 190mm or 7.5 ins Height 56mm or 2.5ins.
Weight with batteries 480 gms (approx. 1 lb)
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