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Cuddles Provides an Extra Layer of Protection at Buena Vista Regional Healthcare Foundation

Posted by Chris Konicek on Apr 17, 2019 11:46:29 AM

Buena Vista Regional Healthcare Foundation (BVRMC) recently added the Cuddles Infant Protection System to their facility. Utilizing Cuddles has allowed BVRMC to enhance protection for newborns.

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Topics: Cuddles, Hospital, CertaScan

Preventing Infant Abduction from Healthcare Facilities

Posted by Chris Konicek on Mar 21, 2019 2:57:59 PM

From 1965 to December of 2018, there were 325 abductions of infants confirmed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Of those abducted children, 140 were taken from healthcare facilities, more than any other location.

Understanding the typical profile of an abductor and the opportunities for increased security for infant protection in hospitals is key to protecting infants and reducing future abductions.

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Topics: Cuddles, Hospital, CertaScan

ResidentGuard Wander Management System Enables Increased Freedom and Safety for Residents in New York Community

Posted by Chris Konicek on Feb 28, 2019 2:18:53 PM

A balance between freedom and safety is difficult for a community to achieve. With ResidentGuard, staff at Loretto Health and Rehab can rest assured they're providing residents with the proper balance.

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Topics: ResidentGuard, Senior Living, Wander Management

Combining Cuddles with CertaScan® Digital Footprinting Provides Greatest Security Available to Maternity Wards

Posted by Chris Konicek on Dec 6, 2018 1:23:32 PM

Since Accutech added CertaScan® by Accutech to our portfolio in August 2018, many hospitals have begun to access the technology. The combination of Accutech’s Cuddles infant protection system and CertaScan® provides the strongest security package available today for maternity wards, and many hospitals are already benefiting from the duo.

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Topics: Cuddles, Hospital, News, CertaScan

How Much Does a Wander Management System Cost?

Posted by Chris Konicek on Dec 5, 2018 1:56:07 PM

One of the most common questions we get at Accutech is an obvious one: “How much does a wander management system cost?” While there is no hard and fast price, as the cost can vary widely depending on configuration and other variables, we wanted to discuss this important topic and provide as much information as possible. This blog will cover the following:

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Topics: ResidentGuard, Wander Management

Accutech Introduces Sleeker, Less Institutional, "wander wearable" for ResidentGuard Wander Management Solution

Posted by Chris Konicek on Nov 12, 2018 11:09:58 AM


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Topics: Hospital, News, ResidentGuard

CertaScan® by Accutech Offers Digital Footprinting to Maximize Newborn Security at Healthcare Facilities

Posted by Chris Konicek on Aug 20, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Accutech, a leading provider of healthcare security solutions, announced today that it has partnered with CertaScan® to provide digital footprinting for newborns. Infant security is a paramount concern for maternity wards, and baby identification is a critical part of keeping newborns safe. Footprints from birth are a recognized and viable way to uniquely identify each baby.

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Topics: Cuddles, Hospital, News, CertaScan

Update: Woman Who Abducted Newborn Sentenced to 18 Years

Posted by Chris Konicek on Jul 10, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Several months ago we wrote a blog highlighting the devastating case of a woman who kidnapped a newborn from a Florida medical center and raised her as her own child for 19 years. She dressed in scrubs to disguise herself as a nurse, took the baby from the mother’s room just 8 hours after its birth, put the baby in a bag and fled.

In June she was sentenced to 18 years in prison for her crime after an emotional hearing. The kidnapped girl, now 19, asked for leniency for the only mother she has known. Meanwhile, the biological mother, who never stopped thinking about her baby or celebrating her birthday, said the abductor deserved a death sentence after the horrific ordeal she and her entire family had experienced for years.

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Topics: Cuddles, Hospital, News

Why Hospitals (and Their Nurses) Love Cuddles

Posted by Chris Konicek on Jun 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Cuddles, Hospital

Faulty Wander Management System Found in Case of Memory Care Death

Posted by Chris Konicek on May 31, 2018 1:03:42 PM

On January 7, a memory care resident at the Hilty Memorial Home in Ohio was found dead. Phyllis Campbell died of hypothermia after exiting the building through a propped open door, yet wasn’t even discovered missing by staff for several hours.

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Topics: Hospital, News, ResidentGuard