It takes as little as 4 seconds for an abductor to leave a room with a baby and make an exit. That leaves little to no time for this person to be detected and stopped which is why you should never miss an opportunity to keep the babies in your care safe. Leverage the best in infant protection systems with Cuddles as your solution for ensuring that every tiny little bundle of joy stays safe and comfortable within the confines of your hospital.
We know you want to provide the very best care for your patients. That’s why you’ve taken the unique opportunity to grow and learn at the 2017 AWHONN Annual Conference in New Orleans June 24-27. We’re excited to be there with you to share our appreciation for what you do every day – and show you how we may be able to make it just a little bit easier.
Bringing a baby into the world is a joyous event. But the threat of infant abduction is still a very real one. “A report in the United States by the Federal Bureau of Investigation found that 68.1% of infant abductions occur in hospital.” Since 1983, 132 infant abductions have occurred in hospitals, whether in the mother’s room, the nursery, or the pediatric floor. And abductors can be anyone (relatives or complete strangers) or impersonate anyone (nurses, babysitters, social workers, etc.). While no one wants to ponder the chances of this happening, having a comprehensive plan to keep newborns safe between birth and departure is a must for any pediatric or obstetric floor.
From the moment their baby is born, parents rely on you to keep their infants safe and secure. Unfortunately, infant abduction is still a very real threat which makes your choice of infant protection system of utmost importance. Protecting newborn patients is a high priority and choosing the right system to guarantee their protection is as well. Here are seven ways that the Cuddles infant protection system stands apart from other systems that claim to offer the same protection.
When purchasing a wander alarm system for your community, it is critical that it works seamlessly with existing systems. After all, the goal of purchasing such a system is to increase resident safety and security, not create disjointed processes for your staff.
This blog will examine wander alarm system integration with nurse call systems, including the benefits of that integration, and what to look for in a wandering system.
When selecting a wander guard system for your community, there are actually many important factors to consider. You want to make sure that the wandering system you choose fits best with your community and provides the best possible security for your residents—and different vendors offer vastly different capabilities.
In this blog, we’ll examine three critical features to look for when examining wander guard systems.
LC 1200 and LS 2400 Wander Management Systems From Accutech Are Certified To Be Sold Within The European Economic Area And Meet The Growing Need For Elopement Security In The European Market.
A recent lawsuit filed in a wrongful death suit against an assisted living facility in Duluth, Michigan highlights the importance of making sure the installation of a wander management system is complete and the configuration is correct. Seeking damages in excess of $50,000, this lawsuit is the result of a resident with dementia wandering out of the facility through an unlocked door that was not monitored. After an investigation, it was determined that “WanderGuard” system in place to prevent the resident from wandering was not connected to all of the unlocked doors in the facility. When the seventy-four year old woman’s body was found, the bracelet was still fastened around her ankle.
Carthage Area Hospital’s Maternity Ward has recently implemented a new Cuddles infant protection system provided and installed by Special Care Systems, as a way to bring added support and comfort to parents. The system combines patented tags and bracelets with advanced technology to prevent abductions, while ensuring the general safety and security of infants.
Accutech Security announces the release of a low cost, stand alone software utility for the ResidentGuard LS 2400 system, giving users the option to add resident pictures to individual displays. After attaching a picture to a tag number in the utility, it will appear with an alert at the nurses station or entry-point keypad when an alarm is triggered. In addition, the utility also enables users to adjust range and frequency settings on controllers as well as standardize and implement control door alarms and times. The software is scalable by the size of the system, making it an attractive and affordable option for facilities with LS systems of any size.