Pivotell® Mark3/11 automatic pill dispenser, with 1-28 daily alarms and features designed for Pharmacy Filling.
The Pivotell Automatic Pill Dispenser reminds the user by means of an alarm and flashing light when to take their medicines. It will make the correct dose available at the correct time of day or night, whilst keeping other pills locked out of sight. Medicine 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.
Pivotell automatic pill dispenser plastics incorporate an antibacterial silver ion technology to provide protection against harmful microbes such as bacteria and viruses.
Daily Alarm Times - 1-28 , accomodates the most complicated of medication regimes
Compartments - 29 , for easy pharmacy filling (one compartment is left empty)
Dual / Multi Dose programming - Two or more compartments can be programmed to alarm at the same time For those with many or large pills
Start delay function - Delays activation to allow pharmacists or family members to easily fill in advance away from the user's home
Pharmacy label carrier and label case - supplied to comply with pharmacy labelling requirements
Upside down feature - The medication tray rotation is disabled If the dispenser is left upside down, to avoid pill spillage. The alarm will still sound at a doseage time.
Alarm can sound for 1 hour
Self adjusting for Daylight saving - on / off
Review actual 'dose taken' time
Low battery warning
4 alarm sounds
CE marked, RoHS compliant
Made in Sweden
The Dispenser Box Includes:
1x Mark 3/11 PivoTell® Automatic Pill Dispenser
2x time discs for 1-4 times a day regime
2x blank time discs for more than 4 times a day
Key and battery cover securing screw
Prescription booklet and holder to apply pharmacy labels or medication information
4 x AA batteries
Day / time discs supplied for 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 times daily dosage, and one blank disc for five or more doses per day
Battery life - up to 6 >12 months
Battery level meter and warning indicator
Secure battery case cover to deter tampering (screw provided)
Spare trays, lids and time discs available (optional accessories) for off-site filling by family members or pharmacists
Filling aids are available to assist with accurate filling of the trays.
Disposable tray system also available (optional accesssory) for off-site filling by pharmacists
A Pivotell Dispenser Tipper is available(optional accesssory) for those with limited strength or wrist dexterity and those who might forget to turn the dispenser upright after dispensing their medication
Four different alarm sounds. Click here to hear the alarm. Sample 1 of 4 alarm sounds
Flashing light for those with hearing impairment
Lockable - only the medication due can be accessed by the user
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:-
Once a day medication refill every 28 days
Twice a day medication refill every 14 days
Three times a day medication refill every 9 days
Four times a day medication refill every 7 days
Seven times a day medication refill every 4 days
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.
Automatic daylight savings - The clock is self adjusting for daylight savings, this can be turened on/off as required
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 6 to 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)
How the Pivotell® Automatic Pill Dispenser Works
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 (optional accessory) for those with insufficient strength or limited dexterity to lift and dispense their medication.
Spare Tray with lid, discs, and prescription booklet
Figure 4: Spare internal trays can be pre-filled to replace the empty tray when necessary (protective cover provided).