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.
1. A Unique Self-Ajusting Bracelet
There is no one size fits all when it comes to a newborn's weight. Nor is there a one size fits all when it comes to an infant protection bracelet. A newborn weighs in around 7.5 pounds—but could weigh a few pounds less or a few pounds more. That’s why our bracelets are self-adjusting to fit all infants of any size. The flexible material also guarantees that bands will accommodate newborn weight loss.
Within the first few days of life, a newborn can lose 5-10% of their body weight. Guarantee that all infants stay secure with the Cuddles self-adjusting bracelet that will adapt to each baby’s fluctuating weight. By self-adjusting to each baby’s weight changes, the bracelet won’t fall off or become loose when little ones wiggle around. And since the bracelet stays nice and secure, false alarms triggered by postpartum weight loss are avoided.
2. Reliable Skin-Sensing Technology
Comfort is of utmost importance for every infant. Our ultra-soft polyester blend bracelet puts infants’ comfort first and won’t cut or chafe their delicate skin. While it’s soft, it’s also secure. Equipped with patented skin sensing technology, the Cuddles bracelet activates an alarm in the case that it is cut or yanked off an infant’s arm or leg. If a bracelet or tag is tampered with an alarm is activated to alert staff and the perimeter of the unit is locked down.
3. A System That is Easy to Use
Let nurses and staff focus on what matters most: caring for mothers and their infants. With a simple system in their hands, nurses can activate tags as well as admit and discharge patients in moments. Our easy-to-use hardware and software work seamlessly, enabling nurses to spend less time managing a system.
4. A System That is Software Enhanced, Not Dependent
Maintain constant security and safety of your obstetric and pediatric floors with an infant protection system that is not dependent on a PC or server. This means that if your software were to crash, you can rest assured knowing your infant protection system is still fully functional: your perimeter is secure, alarms are working, and every infant is protected.
5. Seamles Integration
An infant protection system is only effective if it can relay the right information at the right time to the right people. With seamless integrations, your existing platforms and devices—nurse call system, camera systems, pagers, etc.—your nurses will receive the real-time notifications and response that is essential in the case of infant abduction.
6. Local And Direct Support
Support is only valuable is it’s readily available. Get the support you need when and where you need it. Take advantage of our comprehensive customer support program with free 24-hour technical support and a full one-year warranty. Should anything go wrong on-site, one of our local authorized dealers will be there to service the system—no need to wait for a technician to fly in.
7. A World-Class Reputation
With over 30 years as a market leader in infant protection, Accutech is a known market leader. While other companies have come and gone, we’ve stayed dedicated to providing the very best in infant protection technology. There’s a reason that thousands of birthing hospitals have chosen to implement the Cuddles system: it’s safe, secure, easy, reliable, and the team behind the system is one-of-a-kind.
Choosing an infant protection system is a big commitment of both finances and resources. A system this important takes time to implement and should be one that you feel confident in for years to come. Take the time to evaluate your options to ensure you are making the best decision for your facility. For more on our Cuddles system and how it compares to other vendors, take a look at Buyer’s Guide: Choosing the Right Infant Protection System for Your Smallest Patients.
“We use the Accutech system in our infant area, [it’s] been in place for almost ten years and we have found that it functions flawlessly. The nursing staff loves the system. […] Our sister hospital reported a dramatic reduction in false alarms after installing an Accutech system. They also appreciate that it is easy to use. We are extremely happy.”
—Ben Scaglione, Director of Security