Providing a safe and secure environment for the infants in your care is a huge responsibility. Having a system in place that can greatly diminish the risk of infant abduction, not to mention a mismatch of baby and mother, can go a long way to providing the type of environment everyone expects in a neonatal facility.
Benefits to using a smart infant protection system
Every newborn under the care of your unit will be protected with a wearable tag and each tag communicates with the workstation which displays the monitored areas of the unit. If there is an unauthorized attempt to leave the area with a protected child, the system will not only set off an alarm and activate door locks, but it will also hold selected elevators. If the tag stops communicating with the system or if it has been tampered with, an alarm will sound. These alerts also appear on the workstation and get logged permanently into the system’s database.
Having an infant protection system in place adds heightened security to existing systems and provides peace of mind to new mothers. Hospital staff also benefit from the enhanced security, improving patient safety and the facility’s reputation. By investing in an infant protection system, families and caretakers can rest assured that infants are protected 24/7.
Features of a Clinical-Grade Infant Protection System
When looking for the most advanced, clinical-grade infant protection solution for your facility, it’s important to confirm that the system has the following features:
The tags are critical for providing the necessary visibility into the baby’s location and protection from attempted abductions. Smart infant security systems provide skin-sensing tamper detection which sends instant alerts if the tag has been removed from the newborns’ skin or stops communicating with the system.
When an infant isn’t in the same room as their mother, they are often kept in the NICU or maternity wardroom with other newborns. For this reason, it’s vital to know the exact location of each baby in the department. By implementing an infant security system that can provide visibility, healthcare facilities can always pinpoint the exact location of every baby under their care.
Another level of protection is ensuring that the right baby is with the correct mother. Clinical-grade infant protection systems should incorporate mother-baby matching. If a newborn is brought to the incorrect room, an alert will go off instantly.
For the hospital administration, it’s critical to see results from any investment. This means you need a solution that can provide you with reports showing infant movement, alarms generated, and all prevented infant abductions.
Selecting the ideal solution
Aatel has partnered with two suppliers to provide our clients with the broadest possible selection of products and options for this high profile market segment. Stanley Healthcare Solutions is a leading global provider of healthcare products and services, while Visonic Technologies is one of our trusted partners in providing a variety of systems and products for the healthcare and corporate markets.
Contact us today to learn more about how these systems can be designed to meet the needs of your facility and infrastructure.