Ensuring safety of patients and staff is what keeps you awake at night. With Real-Time Technologies, you can tighten your security measures and provide additional means of providing a safe environment for your patients and staff. Here are just a few use cases where, with the help of technology and redesigned processes, you can provide significant safety improvements for your organization:
Monitor and remind staff of hygiene compliance protocol. Staff compliance is based upon staff proximity and time at hygiene station upon entry to patient room.
Gain immediate access to contact reports, which report who and what came into contact with the contaminated person or object, in the event of a contamination event. This information allows for quick and complete response to help prevent widespread outbreak.
Use location-based technology to monitor the location and movement of infants to insure safety of infants throughout the hospital. Additionally, location and proximity can be used to insure correct matching of mother and infant, for example when bringing a baby for breastfeeding.
Utilize an RTLS system to monitor patient location in real-time, allowing staff to track patient’s movements and protect them from endangering situations.
Both inpatient and outpatient units can be provided with wireless RTLS badges that will allow a patient to call for assistance from anywhere in the facility, as well as to allow the system to call for assistance on patients’ behalf when they are not able or willing to.
Use RTLS technologies to alert when circumstances exist that may lead to heightened risk of fall including missed rounding, bedrail misplacement, etc., as well as when a patient is identified as a person with a high-risk of falling, due to a medical and/or physical condition, or having fallen previously.
Provide an instant way for staff to ask for help when in distress, and enable staff to quickly respond, by knowing staff location in real time.
Provide detailed and accurate location and timing information for disaster preparedness and mitigation.
Automate the security rounding and check-in process, thereby providing accurate and consistent time-stamping of security personnel. Detailed location checkpoints can be established at the campus, building, or floor level. The system can also be used for security vehicle rounding as well.
Ensure that contractors and vendors are easy to locate at all times while in the healthcare facility and that they are accessing only the proper locations within the campus.