• 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
  • rtls security solutions 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
  • Staff Safety: Understanding the Challenges of Workplace Violence - Healthcare workers experience some of the highest rates of workplace violence of any industry. With such a large percentage of healthcare workers experiencing workplace violence, staff safety is a major concern to staff and administrators alike.  Changes in healthcare, Medicaid, and technology mean there are many obstacles to overcome, and staff need to feel confident that help is available whenever it's needed. According to OSHA, there are many risk factors that vary by healthcare setting, but there are some common factors that contribute to workplace violence: No emergency communication system in place Lifting, moving, and transporting patients Working alone Poor environmental ...Continue Reading