Many healthcare employers prioritize employee safety, but healthcare facilities are not immune to violence or other types of occupational safety hazards, particularly inpatient facilities. If employers leave their workers improperly equipped, they may be unable to call for help during an incident, leading to potentially serious injury.
The best solutions provide immediate notification for healthcare workers in distress together with constant communication of real-time location to security personnel and staff in nearby proximity. Likewise, technology can also alert to falls and man-down situations.
Workplace violence prevention and response: That’s what AiRISTA’s healthcare real-time location system (RTLS) solution can do.
Workplace Safety Issues Healthcare Facilities Face Today
A healthcare setting makes up 75% of all workplace assaults in the U.S., and these numbers are underestimated — only 30% of workplace violence incidents are reported.
The need for an effective worker safety solution is clear. AiRISTA’s RTLS Staff Safety Solution and its Sofia platform are key to solving this problem. This healthcare RTLS product uses wearable technology that can provide instant notifications to nearby personnel whenever a violent incident is taking place.
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California Department of
California Department of State Hospital Experience
The scope included 5 facilities, some as large as 440 acres and 75+ buildings, spread across the state with responsibility for 13,000+ employees.
- California Department of State Hospitals sought to provide a Location Based Personal Duress solution to all staff that is affordable, easy to wear, easy to use, and most importantly, reliable.
- Once deployed, all staff on facility premises wear a location based two-way alarm system providing immediate notification and location to security personnel, greatly reducing response time and incident escalation.
- Management Platform: AiRISTA sofia software platform
- Infrastructure: Existing Cisco WiFi infrastructure
- Asset RTLS Tags: AiRISTA B4 WiFi/BLE Staff Tag
- Integrations: Singlewire Informacast, 911
- Deployment time: 7 days
Workplace Safety Issues Healthcare Facilities Face Today
The AiRISTA healthcare RTLS solution is simple to install and use, and healthcare providers can customize it in many different ways. Wearable tags — which come in a variety of shapes, sizes and intended uses — are worn by employees and/or patients.
These tags can come with a two-way communication system with pressable buttons. In the event of an incident, a healthcare worker can generate an alert by activating the tag’s switch. Customized rules determine who gets notified. These individuals then immediately know there’s an incident taking place as well as the location the violence is occurring.
HOW DO THE TAGS WORK?
AiRISTA offers a wide range of customizable tags that can suit your specific needs. Some can be worn like a wristwatch, others clipped to apparel like belts or lanyards. These tags can include buttons or other unique features; it all depends on what you need.
Tags communicate with a wide range of connection types, such as:
- Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE).
- Ultraviolet (UV).
Multi-radio support provides redundant connections for tags to ensure connectivity in case a network fails.
TAGS IMPROVE PATIENT SAFETY, TOO
Naturally, you want both employees and patients to be safe in your facility. AiRISTA’s healthcare RTLS solution keeps them both in mind.
Patients can wear tags that perform a variety of functions, including elopement alerts and alerts to accidental falls. This is where customization options come in handy; if a patient is somewhere that’s unsafe, integration with third-party systems allow:
- Control of door locks.
- Alert other healthcare workers.
- Activate an alarm.
- Play a recording, such as telling them to go back to their room.
- And more, in many functional combinations.
This way, alerts are generated when patients accidentally harm themselves or wander into restricted areas.
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The most widely deployed RTLS solution for staff safety worldwide
Access the world’s most widely deployed RTLS personnel tags for push-button panic alerts. Our solution works with your existing Wi-Fi infrastructure and connects to a dedicated cloud portal for a complete and compliant employee safety program. Deliver panic button alerts to security staff, management teams, and more using secure in-room beacons and personnel tags that relay alerts and information wirelessly to initiate custom response rules. As asset tracking software, AiRISTA Staff Safety for Healthcare also supports asset management efforts with real-time tracking, fridge temperature monitoring, and more. We help you ensure your facility remains compliant with state and local requirements by offering an out-of-the-box RTLS solution and the opportunity to upgrade for additional features as your needs expand.
Features of AiRISTA’s healthcare RTLS solution
We’ve gone over the basics of AiRISTA’s healthcare RTLS solution, but there’s so much more that you can do.
Greatly increase occupational safety with AiRISTA’s healthcare RTLS solution
Knowing that help is merely a button press away can be a highly effective way to ensure your healthcare workers are safe in your healthcare facility. Reducing instances of violence and responding with the appropriate level of force is exactly what AiRISTA’s healthcare RTLS solutions do.AiRISTA uses cutting-edge RTLS technology in combination with ultra-customizable solutions to provide the best RTLS solution out there. Get in touch and request a demo with AiRISTA today.