In today’s ever changing work climate, it is extremely important that healthcare facilities ensure the safety of their employees. Since nurses spend so much time with patients, situations where patients are stressed, uncomfortable, or frustrated can lead to unsafe or potentially life-threatening patient-nurse interactions. This safety risk for nurses needs to be taken seriously.
It is impossible for security guards to be around every minute and respond immediately to dangerous situations. Furthermore, there may not be much time between an initial threat and a full-scale assault. To truly protect staff members, a facility needs a solution that can alert others the moment a situation escalates out of control. An RTLS duress system is a type of wireless security solution that enables an immediate response during a security emergency by instantly locating the specific employee under duress.
The majority of assaults on health care workers are initiated by patients or visitors; most frequently while nurses are triaging, restraining or subduing patients. Installing a Staff Safety & Duress System is your first step to keeping everyone safe.