When thinking of a healthcare facility a few things may come to mind. A healthcare facility can consist of hospitals, outpatient clinics, long-term care, hospice, birthing centers, etc.… The forefront of any healthcare facility is the safety of their patients and staff. Some areas of your facility that could benefit from a healthcare protection solution update may include Alzheimer’s/dementia patients, mothers and their newborn infants, your staff, and important assets used in your facility.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients
When dealing with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, a healthcare protection solution can be valuable in keeping wandering patients safe. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6 in 10 people living with dementia will wander at least once; many do repeatedly. Although common, the potential dangers of wandering residents are significant and can have permanent, catastrophic events.
You may find patients wander due to an unmet need, trying to fix something that’s happened in the past, confusion, or a need to go home.
A healthcare protection solution that will ensure the safety of your wander-prone patients is the Door GUARDIAN Universal Series wander management solution. This solution will help monitor wandering residents or high-risk patients, while maintaining their dignity to move freely about a facility. When a resident attempts to leave, this solution will secure, lock, and alarm specific doors. The staff will then be notified through an alarm or automatic trigger alert that tracks the exact location of the wander-prone resident. You can take immediate action to protect residents or patients through notifications received via the mVision mobile app.
Mothers and Newborn Infants:
Though it isn’t commonly heard of, mother-baby mix-ups and breast milk storage mishandling does occur and are possible liability risks for NICUs, labor and delivery departments, nurseries and maternity units. These incidents can cause consequential damage to your facility’s reputation, bring possible health risks, or costly litigations. In order to provide peace of mind and a healthcare protection solution for your most vulnerable patients, you may want to invest in KinderGUARD.
With a KinderGUARD transmitter on their baby’s ankle, parents are given visible proof that their child will remain safe and sound in your healthcare facility’s care. This healthcare protection solution features cut band technology and has a “heartbeat” that checks in with the system every 7 to 10 seconds, so you’ll be aware within seconds if someone tries to tamper or remove the transmitter.
For your most vulnerable and tiniest patients, it’s vital to have a healthcare protection solution that is customized and comprehensive.
Your Most Valuable Asset:
The staff is the most valuable part of any organization. You simply cannot afford not to ensure that your staff is protected. In order to ensure that your staff can get the help they need as fast as possible when facing an escalating or already dangerous situation, you need a healthcare protection solution that is assured to keep your staff safe and secure. The ENVisionIT Real-time locating system (RTLS) does just that. This is a state-of-the-art tracking system that can easily alert and notify others in the event of unexpected threats or uncomfortable scenarios. Through the push of a button, an alert is generated to other staff members and security of the exact location and picture of the situation, guaranteeing help when it’s needed most. The ultra-wideband technology ensures more accuracy and the fastest response to any urgent situation. While automate assistance is working to create zones and rules to automatically generate alerts or alarms that enables time-stamped record keeping all alerts and alarms for periodic review or adjustment, if needed.
To learn more about healthcare protection solutions that best fit your facility, contact Secure Care for more information.
About Secure Care Products, LLC
For over 40 years, Secure Care Products, LLC has been committed to providing improved safety, security, and locating solutions through best-in-class service and innovative design for your most valuable assets. As the first company in the world to design and manufacture electronic monitoring equipment for wander-prone residents, we empower long-term care and healthcare facilities around the world. Using state-of-the-art, cutting-edge technologies, we keep people and things protected. Let us know how we can help you by calling 1.800.451.7917 or contact us.