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The Top Five Reasons Alzheimer’s Patients Wander

Posted by Accutech on May 4, 2022 8:15 am

It’s a heartbreaking scene: a loved one, stricken with Alzheimer’s disease, wandering away from home and becoming lost. Often, these incidents occur at hospitals or other care facilities, where patients can easily become confused and disoriented. In this blog post, we will discuss the top five reasons why Alzheimer’s patients wander. We will also provide…

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Topics: Wander Management

Why Every Hospital Should be Using Accutech For Newborn Footprinting

Posted by Accutech on May 2, 2022 1:11 pm

When a baby is born, one of the first things that is often done is taking their footprints. While this tradition has been around since 1960, the methods and results have evolved over time and new digital technologies are improving the process. Why do hospitals footprint babies? There are a few reasons for this. First,…

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Topics: CertaScan

Everything You Need to Know About Infant Hospital ID Bracelets

Posted by Accutech on April 12, 2022 8:50 am

You may have seen movies or TV shows where the mother gives birth and then, chaos ensues when two babies are mixed up. While this is a Hollywood dramatization, it’s not entirely far-fetched. In real life, hospitals take many precautions to make sure this doesn’t happen, one of which is using infant ID bracelets. In…

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Topics: Cuddles, Hospital

Winning at Supply Chain Management Amid Worldwide Challenges

Posted by Accutech on January 15, 2022 3:19 pm

Industries across the globe have faced supply chain disruptions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the healthcare security industry is no exception, Accutech Healthcare Security Solutions remained a leader in the industry through efficient supplier and inventory management. While most competitors have experienced significant delays, Accutech experienced a very limited delay of production…

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Topics: Cuddles, Electronic Access Control, Kidz, News, ResidentGuard, Senior Living, Wander Management

Features to Look for in a Healthcare Access Control System

Posted by Accutech on January 1, 2022 3:16 pm

Access control system manufacturers do not all create the same products. If you’re in the market for a healthcare access control system, how do you figure out which manufacturer to go with? Which product is right for your hospital and your specific needs? Of course, you want an access control system that is reliable, user-friendly,…

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Topics: Electronic Access Control

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