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Why Risk it? A Case Against Bed Rails for Fall Management

Why risk it? A case against bed rails for fall management By Bill Bulzoni When it comes to resident safety, bed rails, also known as side rails, seem like a logical and effective form of fall prevention for those at risk of falling in senior living communities. In reality, they can be extremely dangerous. The […]

Understanding and Navigating Industry Standards for Wireless Call Systems

Understanding and Navigating Industry Standards for Wireless Call Systems By Paul Larson Nurse and emergency call systems have an important place in senior living facilities in providing a crucial communications channel between residents and caregivers. These systems are essential because they allow a facility to efficiently provide for the health and safety of their residents […]

Fall Reduction: Decreasing Cost While Increasing Effectiveness

Fall Reduction: Decreasing Cost While Increasing Effectiveness In today’s hospital environment, the reduction of patient falls has become a pivotal issue both from a financial and risk perspective. In addition, JCAHO has mandated in its Patient Safety Guidelines that fall reduction be a major focus of all health care facilities. However, there have been very […]

How Mobile Panic Buttons Better Protect Students and Staff

How Mobile Panic Buttons Better Protect Students and Staff A smart, cost-effective school safety solution By Bryan Tracey Education budgets are tight, and schools need a cost-effective, scalable system to alert staff and law enforcement in case of an on-site emergency. Many schools see fixed panic buttons as the simplest way to meet security mandates. […]

The Top 5 Reasons Teachers Should Have Mobile Panic Alarms

The Top 5 Reasons Teachers Should Have Mobile Panic Alarms Communities, parents, teachers, and administrators are all actively considering the challenge: How do we safely protect our students and staff? Administrations are considering how well they are currently prepared to respond to strangers on campus, weapons in school, arguments, verbal threats, and bullying. Several districts […]

Safe Place® Infant Security Architecture vs. Exciter-Based Security Architecture

Safe Place® Infant Security Architecture vs. Exciter-Based Security Architecture By Pail Larson Providing a secure environment for at-risk patients in the healthcare environment is mission-critical for most hospitals. Security performance and the elimination of risk are the keys to any system architecture designed to protect people. This paper compares two security architectures highlighting multiple points […]

Evaluating Infant Security Options Are Umbilical Clamps a Safe Choice?

Evaluating Infant Security Options Are Umbilical Clamps a Safe Choice? By Penny Johnson During their hospital stay, most new parents respond positively when they learn that their newborn will be wearing a security tag, or transmitter, to protect their infant and help prevent an abduction. Other security systems on the market use a security clamp […]

Medical Device Alarm Safety Importance Recognizing the need to eliminate alarm fatigue

Medical Device Alarm Safety Importance Recognizing the need to eliminate alarm fatigue By Paul Grekowicz The number of medical devices with alarm systems is overwhelming: ventilators, blood pressure monitors, infusion pumps, pulse oximeters, and central station monitors are only a few of such devices. These system devices and equipment are necessary, scanning for potentially dangerous […]