The risk for infant abduction is a very real one. From 1965 to 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. This is demonstrative of the necessity for infant security in hospitals.
The most vulnerable patients at your hospital need to be safely secured. Doing so is absolutely crucial to not only your hospital’s reputation but your patients’ livelihood as well.
Utilize Technology to Implement Security Best Practices
Technology can help your facility improve security and minimize risk. The right technology does both without being a nuisance to patients or staff.
Cuddles and CertaScan Digital Footprinting are two perfect examples of technology for security enhancement.
With Cuddles’ one-of-a-kind self-adjusting bracelet, staff can track babies’ location. These bracelets won’t fall off or become loose, but are still comfortable for infants. Should the tag be tampered with, an alarm will activate to alert staff and the perimeter of the unit will be locked down.
An added level of security comes in with mother-baby matching, ensuring that there's no possibility of a mismatch between mom and baby.
Cuddles seamlessly integrates with your hospital’s existing alerting and security systems, making implementation speedy and affordable.
CertaScan Digital Footprinting
CertaScan’s digital footprinting provides benefits over traditional paper methods including being quicker, easier and less messy. In addition, the database can be beneficial for law enforcement in the case of an abduction, emergency or missing child situation later on in life.
Together, Cuddles and CertaScan Digital Footprinting can help secure your maternity ward and protect your most vulnerable patients.
Incorporating technology in your maternity ward can ensure your most vulnerable patients are receiving the best possible protection. Use this resource to choose the right infant protection system for your smallest patients.