How Can Duress Call Solutions Help Create a Safer Healthcare Workplace?
Due to incidents against nurses and frontline workers in the health sector, government authorities immediately responded to secure a safer work environment by initiating a dedicated law to address any abusive and violent behavior by patients or guests against medical staff, which was commendable. Such incidents are shocking particularly to the nursing community causing mental and psychological stress that they can do without.
As the frontline healthcare workers who are always putting us first in a time of need, we owe it to them to try and put regulations and systems in place to prevent such incidents from happening again.
The question is: is there a simple technology that can address this need specifically, and actually prevent any violent threats from escalating?
The answer is, yes; our RTLS Duress Solution – with just a press of a button – provides accurate real-time location information and easy-to-access duress buttons located directly on staff badges, allowing healthcare professionals to signal for help immediately from wherever they are, the location of the tag is also tracked to provide security personnel the exact location of the nurse when a duress call is made.
Such a simple yet creative solution that does not interfere with the workflow in a hospital may provide nurses with an additional sense of safety and show them that we indeed healthcare sector leaders do care.