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.
Footprints from birth can be a reliable, unique identifier, making accurate footprinting an essential security measure for birthing centers. However, most hospitals today use ink and paper footprinting, which frequently lack the definition needed to be a used and unique identifier and can be messy, difficult to execute, and tough to store and access when needed.
CertaScan®’s digital footprinting capabilities produce identification quality images and make the process much easier for nurses capturing the footprint. Most importantly, the footprints are stored digitally, for added security within the hospital and quick identification throughout a child’s life if needed.
CERTASCAN® & Cuddles
In addition, parents love the image that the CertaScan® solution produces immediately at the bedside along with the flexibility to access images online for future keepsakes that can be shared with loved ones.
Beyond the security aspect, many nurses use CertaScan® to track the growth of babies in the NICU through their footprints, scanning the baby’s foot once every week. This allows parents to see how their baby's growth is progressing and share the PDF's/printouts with their loved ones. (Because CertaScan® is priced per birth, not per scan, this additional capability is available without extra cost.)
A National footprint database
Another enormous benefit of CertaScan® is the ability to use the digitally stored footprints to help law enforcement. CertaScan® has the largest infant footprint database in the world.
In the tragic event of an abducted or missing child, law enforcement can access the database to identify unknown missing children who are found. CertaScan® is the first and only national database for child footprints, and the footprinting is currently the best way to identify missing or abandoned children, as the footprint remains a unique identifier for life.
If your hospital uses Cuddles, CertaScan® by Accutech is the next step toward maximizing infant security—and increasing patient satisfaction—in your facility. Contact us today to learn more.