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Hospital Safety and Security Considerations For Patients, Visitors, and Staff

Hospital Safety and Security Considerations For Patients, Visitors, and Staff

Maintaining the safety and security of hospitals is a non-negotiable for patients, visitors, and staff. When these considerations are overlooked, the consequences can be severe. Unauthorized access to patient rooms can lead to breaches of privacy and even harm. Delays in response times by medical staff can compromise patient outcomes. 

Without proper monitoring, visitors might get lost or encounter unsafe situations. For staff, inadequate safety measures can result in accidents or insufficient response to emergencies. To prevent these risks, here are key considerations to keep everyone protected.

Patient Safety Considerations

When focusing on patient safety, it’s important to address the following:

Access Control

  • Who is entering and leaving patient rooms?
  • What is the access control plan for patient rooms?
  • Who are the authorized users?
  • What levels of access need to be managed?

Response Time and Medical Safety

  • How can response times by nurses, technicians, and doctors be improved to provide better medical safety?
  • What measures can increase the physical safety of patients?

Addressing Safety Risks

  • What are the potential risks and problems regarding patient safety?
  • How can admittance safety to hospital emergency rooms be improved?

Communication During Transit

  • How can patient vitals be communicated to ER departments while patients are being transported by ambulance?
  • What types of voice communications, such as two-way radios, can coordinate the arrival at the hospital?
Hospital Safety and Security Considerations For Patients, Visitors, and Staff
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Visitor Safety Considerations

Visitor safety is an important part of the overall hospital experience. Consider these aspects:

Temperature Scanning and Directions

  • How will visitor temperatures be scanned in a post-COVID-19 world? Will that continue to be part of your safety and health protocols?
  • Is there a concierge team to help visitors navigate the hospital quickly?

Monitoring and Assistance

  • Who is monitoring the movement of visitors within the hospital?
  • Are services like golf cart rides available to shuttle visitors from the parking lot to the entrance? Can two-way radios make this process more efficient?

Security Measures

  • Is there call box technology in the parking lots for instant communication with hospital security?
  • What steps are taken to prioritize a positive visitor experience so they feel safe returning when needed?

Staff and Management Safety Considerations

Protecting hospital staff and management is essential. Here are key points to consider:

Access and Emergency Plans

  • What is the access control plan for staff and management?
  • What procedures are in place for a lockdown during an emergency?

Monitoring and Incident Management

  • Who is tracking the presence of hospital staff and management in the hallways?
  • Can incident management software driven by AI/analytics help identify recurring safety problems, like slip and fall accidents?
  • Can the same software detect security issues, such as an abandoned backpack?

Addressing Violent Behaviors

  • How can violent patient behaviors be quickly identified and managed?
  • How is law enforcement notified?
  • What methods confirm incident notifications are sent out immediately using voice/mass communication technology?
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Visitor safety is critical for any hospital experience

How EMCI Wireless Can Help

EMCI Wireless, a key Motorola channel partner, provides the communication equipment necessary to bolster hospital safety and security. Specializing in Motorola two-way radio solutions, we provide essential communication tools that improve coordination among hospital staff. With a range of two-way radios and two-way radio accessories, hospitals can prioritize precise and reliable communication across departments. 

EMCI Wireless offers comprehensive services, including sales, service, and repair, ensuring that the communication systems remain functional and effective. By partnering with EMCI Wireless, hospitals can leverage advanced Motorola technology to address safety and security challenges, providing patients, visitors, and staff a safer environment.

Continued Reading: Creating Safe and Secure Hospital Environments

If you’d like to learn how wireless communication improves physical security for hospitals, download our eBook, “Creating Safe and Secure Hospital Environments: How Wireless Communication Improves Physical Security for Hospitals (For Hospital Facilities and Security Professionals).”

If you are ready to discuss how Motorola two-way radio solutions can help make your hospital safer, request a free consultation today.

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