• asset tracking and time management How Does Your Hospital Rate? - The Leapfrog Group of Washington, D.C. has released its Spring 2018 Hospital Safety Grades. So, how do the hospitals in your state rank?  And what's more...how can hospitals improve their rankings on lists like these? Nearly a third of the 2,500 general acute care hospitals surveyed earned an “A.”  Where many of this year's "A" recipients have previously had "D" or "F" ratings on prior lists, the results indicate a positive trend toward improvements.  According to the the Leapfrog Group, theirs is the only list focused entirely on errors, accidents, injuries and infections. Collectively, these issues represent the third leading cause ...Continue Reading
  • housekeeping supplies New Panic Button Laws Cropping Up Around the Country - Providing Panic Buttons in Hotels Can Improve Staff Safety...and Overall Efficiency The #MeToo movement has taken the world by storm over the last several months.  It has also given momentum to efforts in the hospitality industry to improve conditions for its most at-risk workers by requiring the use of panic buttons.  Hotel staff responsible for serving guests, and cleaning/maintaining guest rooms have reported very high rates of sexual harassment and assault.  The high rates of harassment are due to a variety of factors that makes this group of workers particularly vulnerable.  Factors that make these workers more vulnerable to harassment ...Continue Reading
  • Security officer monitoring from desk Is Your Facility Prepared for an Active Shooter Emergency? - By now, healthcare facilities are familiar with the CMS emergency preparedness rule.  This rule provides “best practices” for disaster and emergency preparedness.  But many sites, especially long-term care facilities, often overlook preparedness when it comes to an active shooter/armed intruder emergency.  While it is a difficult scenario to think about, it is something that must be considered.  Planning and preparation accordingly will ensure the best possible outcome in the event of such a tragedy. Long-term care facilities face especially difficult challenges with regard to an active shooter event.  With residents requiring varying levels of assistance and an environment that is ...Continue Reading
  • SCP Booth at HIMSS18 Another Great Year at HIMSS - HIMSS18: RTLS and Mobile Solutions a Big Hit! A small team from Secure Care Products was lucky enough to spend last week in sunny and warm Las Vegas.  And as usual, it was a great success! Many folks dropped by the booth to talk about our RTLS solution, ENVisionIT®.  Many visitors said they definitely see the potential benefits of such a platform within their facilities.  From real-time tracking and locating of staff and patients for better workflow, to eliminating time wasted searching for assets or equipment.  But most were trying to get an understanding of the technology, how it works ...Continue Reading
  • NH ranks 5th best state in the country New Hampshire #5 Overall in 2018 - U.S. News Ranks N.H. #5 Overall in the Country Secure Care Products has been headquartered and manufacturing in the Granite State since we were founded more than 35 years ago!  Glad to see our great state made the top 5 in the 2018 U.S. News Best States Ranking!  For more than 3 decades, we've been providing innovative protection solutions to help companies safeguard their people, assets and profits.  From healthcare and hospitality, to manufacturing and education Secure Care has a solution for your business.  We're proud to design, manufacture and sell in the Live Free or Die state! If you're in ...Continue Reading
  • nurse on mobile device RTLS: The Future in Healthcare - Mobile Device Usage Is on the Rise and RTLS Is Expecting Big Growth in Healthcare. Mobile devices in healthcare are becoming more prevalent than ever - and this shouldn't come as a surprise.  Are you reading this post on your computer or on your phone?  Mobile devices have increasingly become part of our daily lives.  Today we use our phones for almost everything we do - keeping up with friends, managing our finances, reading the news and even watching TV.  Our phones are with us 24/7!  Mobile devices have become an integral part of how many people perform their job ...Continue Reading
  • Violence Against Nurses is “Out of Control” - Startling Statistics for Healthcare Workers A recent survey of Ontario healthcare workers revealed some startling statistics about workplace violence. The survey conducted for the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) found that 68% of nurses and personal support workers across Ontario have experienced physical violence at least once in the past year. Michael Hurley, OCHU's president, is quoted as saying "Violence is raging really out of control in these hospitals." Unfortunately, if you've been working in or around the healthcare field for many years, this news is not a big surprise. It has been known for many, many years that ...Continue Reading
  • Winter is Almost Here – Keep Your Residents Safe - Winter is almost here.  How will you keep your residents inside and protected from the elements? To often each year we see stories in the news of residents eloping outdoors into extreme weather.  Sometimes these stories have a happy ending, but many times they do not.  Make sure the residents entrusted to your care are safe and protected with a Door GUARDIAN® Wander Management System from Secure Care Products. Door GUARDIAN systems can be customized to fit your facility's needs: Alarm or lock doors when monitored residents attempt to exit ID-based solutions enable staff to react more efficiently by knowing exactly who they're looking for Interface ...Continue Reading
  • nurse alone in hallway Asset Management – RTLS – Case Study - Like many hospitals and businesses, controlling costs while maintaining and improving quality of care can be a challenge. What if you had an asset management tool that enabled you to quickly locate, track, monitor and respond in real time to fluctuations of equipment allocation? What if you had the ability to “right size your inventory” based on actual real time demands? What if you could quickly and easily locate the assets you need right when you need them?  The next generation in Real Time Locating Solutions (RTLS) from Secure Care Products, LLC, is called ENVisionIT®. This solution enables you to ...Continue Reading
  • staff safety staff duress solutions Emergency Communication Best Tool for Nurse and Staff Safety - The United States Department of Labor warns, “Workers in hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare settings face significant risks of workplace violence. Many factors contribute to this risk, including working directly with people who have a history of violence or who may be delirious or under the influence of drugs…In fact, healthcare accounts for nearly as many serious violent injuries as all other industries combined.”  Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are instituting plans and tools to prevent incidents and protect their nurses and other staff. Some of the most valuable strategies and tools for caring for our caregivers is available ...Continue Reading