Preventing Healthcare Security System Malfunctions With Preventative Maintenance

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An emotionally charged argument begins in the parking lot of your facility. One of the parties comes inside the facility while the other appears to leave. Instead of leaving, the other party parks their car and retrieves a weapon from the trunk, and attempts to enter the facility. Luckily, staff was alerted to the conflict through video surveillance and monitoring and the situation was immediately and appropriately handled. 

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Infant Protection Systems Explained

When a family has just welcomed a child into the world, this dream for many can become a nightmare if the infant goes missing. While abduction is a critical concern, accidental mix-ups are possible even in the most qualified birthing facilities. The benefits of an infant protection system cannot be understated. 

The use of real-time locating systems (RTLS) for infant protection has become increasingly popular as hospitals and birthing centers discover the benefits of having an RTLS system that allows them to locate even their smallest, most precious patients quickly. Perhaps the most challenging decision comes down to what infant protection system to choose to meet your needs best. Critical factors include cost, hardware and installation, tag requirements, staff training, future scalability, and many other factors. Here is what you need to know about infant protection systems.

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3 Reasons Hospitals Must Refocus On Physical Security

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The pandemic has shifted the healthcare industry’s security focus towards hospital capacity concerns and mitigating viral spread. Efforts in eliminating violence and theft have fallen to the wayside. Behind the scenes, security measures need to be put into place to keep the healthcare atmosphere physically safe. These are the top three reasons why your facility needs to refocus on physical security.

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What You Need to Know About Deployable Video Surveillance in Temporary Hospitals

SSP-Healthcare2-Jan2021As we’ve entered the second wave of COVID-19,  patients are now filling up hospital beds at record rates. After just the first week of December, the nation saw over 100,000 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, surpassing the number of hospitalizations during the first wave of cases. With many hospitals running the risk of maxing out their capacities, pop-up hospitals are likely to re-emerge in COVID-hotspots. Due to the high cost and complexity of traditional surveillance solutions, many of these pop-up structures could have critical shortfalls in security, potentially leading to theft, noncompliance, and unnecessary patient contact. Deployable video surveillance and audio solutions can help to mitigate these security risks. They’re relatively simple to deploy, cost-effective, and a high-quality alternative to more costly and complicated solutions. 
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Temperature Screening has Zero Benefits When Not Used Properly in Healthcare Facilities

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We’re discussing the benefits and best practices to keep your staff, patients, and visitors safe during COVID-19 spikes.

In just a few short months, we’ll be coming up on one year since the initial deployment of temperature screening as a COVID-19 mitigation strategy. There’s been a lot of debate across several industries about whether these systems effectively mitigate the spread of illnesses. At SSP, we’ve had some time to speak with many healthcare providers on the practical benefits and best practices in using these systems effectively. While these systems are not a means to detect or diagnose infectious diseases, they can detect elevated body temperatures that reach the CDC’s threshold for a definition of fever, which can allow security personnel to decide if an additional medical evaluation is needed. Now that COVID-19 spikes are increasing around the nation, understanding how to use this solution effectively is more crucial than ever.

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Mitigate Patient Wandering in a Time When It Matters Most

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The deployment of security solutions can’t prevent wandering, but they are critical in comprising a proactive wander management program. 

Overseeing a healthcare or long term care facility is an immense responsibility. Simultaneously, the role’s critical responsibility, ensuring patient safety, can seem a daunting task when not equipped with the right tools. This is especially the case with high-risk patients such as unsupervised children, patients with dementia, or even those under psychiatric care who might wander about your healthcare facility. Be it an attempt to find someone or something or getting lost or confused, patients can find themselves in unsafe situations or restricted areas that pose significant liability and patient safety threats – which can be catastrophic.

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Pop-Up Hospitals Aren’t Out of the Woods Yet When It Comes To Unique Security Vulnerabilities

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Here’s how the innovative application of security tech solutions can help.

Temporary hospitals have popped up across the U.S. in an effort to address patient overflow in medical facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic and they’re not on their way out yet. Some states are considering them a viable option as surges of COVID-19 continue to sweep across the country. Many of these medical sites include hotels, parks, gymnasiums, and have even included cruise ships! While these temporary locations have increased the capacity to treat patients, a unique array of security challenges have arisen. The implementation and innovative application of security tech solutions can be utilized in these settings to ensure compliance and that these unique security needs are being met. 

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