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How Pediatric Patient Elopement Systems Are Different from Adult Wander Management Systems

Posted by Accutech on August 25, 2021 3:19 pm

Both children and adults need to be well cared for, and part of that care involves ensuring that patients’ whereabouts are known by hospital staff and caretakers, at any given time. However, there are a few differences in the needs of infants and children versus adults when it comes to…

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Topics: CertaScan, Cuddles, Kidz, ResidentGuard

New Alzheimer’s Drug, Aduhelm, Approved by the FDA

Posted by Accutech on June 28, 2021 10:30 am

For decades, scientists and medical researchers have searched for a cure for Alzheimer’s to no avail. Most approved drugs for use in Alzheimer’s sufferers are intended to combat symptoms of this degenerative and deadly disease. In addition, technologies have been developed to help protect Alzheimer’s patients from harm that could result from the negative side…

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Topics: ResidentGuard, Senior Living, Wander Management

Can Healthcare Security Solutions Reduce Criminal Activity at Hospitals?

Posted by Accutech on April 20, 2021 9:05 am

It chills the blood to think that people would commit crimes at hospitals—places that exist to save lives and cure illnesses. Unfortunately, crimes do occur at hospitals and healthcare facilities, and it’s important to take crime prevention seriously. Hospital leaders can protect patients, workers, and visitors from harm by utilizing existing technology to secure their…

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Topics: Cuddles, Electronic Access Control, Hospital, ResidentGuard

What Is Elopement?

Posted by Accutech on April 10, 2021 2:05 pm

The term “elopement” refers to the behavior of pediatric wandering. Wandering behavior in kids can happen for a number of reasons and can be especially problematic for children with developmental disabilities, particularly children with autism (ASD). Autistic children don’t have the same intuitive understanding of dangerous situations and don’t always know how to avoid them.…

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Topics: Kidz, Wander Management

What Is Hospital Access Control, and Why Is it Important?

Posted by Accutech on March 25, 2021 9:48 am

Running a hospital or healthcare facility comes with many concerns, and security is likely to be one of them. Controlling the flow of people in and out of a medical facility can help make the building more secure, safeguard patients and staff, keep the company’s reputation positive, preserve assets, and protect the company from liability.…

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Topics: Electronic Access Control

Babies Need Both Kinds of Cuddles

Posted by Accutech on March 15, 2021 9:35 am

Cuddles. Noun Definition one: Warm, loving, protective embraces. Definition two: A soft security bracelet linked with an electronic infant protection solution. In hospitals, babies need both. Protect Infants With Cuddles A parent would do anything to protect their child from harm and would give their life to keep their child safe. But while they may…

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Topics: Cuddles

Why Is Wandering a Problem in a Facility?

Posted by Accutech on March 10, 2021 1:52 pm

Elderly adults join senior care communities for a variety of reasons, but one of those reasons is due to memory issues and forgetfulness. When an elderly adult has dementia, they can become a danger to themselves. They need to be in a place where they won’t harm themselves accidentally or put themselves in a dangerous…

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Topics: ResidentGuard, Wander Management

What Is Wander Management?

Posted by Accutech on February 20, 2021 12:48 pm

The term “wander management” encompasses the challenging act of controlling the wander behavior of seniors who have dementia or other memory and cognitive processing issues. Most cases of dementia are caused by the disease known as Alzheimer’s, but dementia can be caused by other diseases as well. When an elderly adult suffers from dementia, they…

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Topics: ResidentGuard, Wander Management

CertaScan Digital Footprinting vs. Paper Footprinting

Posted by Accutech on February 9, 2021 3:27 pm

Technology has advanced and improved the medical field in many ways, but some wonder if products of the past were better than the technology of today. For example, does digital footprint scanning provide a value over ink and paper footprinting? Accutech Healthcare Security Solutions offers a product for footprinting infants in hospitals called CertaScan. This…

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Topics: CertaScan

Products and Strategies for Managing Dementia Wandering

Posted by Accutech on January 25, 2021 9:14 am

Running a senior living facility comes with many rewards, and providing elderly adults with a safe place to live is one of them. However, senior care also comes with challenges, particularly for those who serve memory care patients. Dementia wandering behavior can be difficult to control in a safe, effective manner that doesn’t make residents…

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Topics: Electronic Access Control, Hospital, ResidentGuard, Senior Living, Wander Management