Accutech Blog

A New Attitude In Alzheimer’s Care

Posted by Accutech on January 1, 1970 12:00 am

In case you’ve missed our previous posts we’ve been highlighting Alzheimer’s Awareness Month this November. From saluting caregivers to disaster advice and elder financial abuse we’ve put a spotlight on issues that affect the elderly and the people that love them.

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Topics: ResidentGuard

Understanding Hospital Infant Protection Systems from Accutech

Posted by Accutech on January 1, 1970 12:00 am

For hospital birthing units, guarding against abduction is a high priority. Fortunately, providing high quality infant protection in a hospital environment is easy and affordable. The Cuddles Infant Protection system from Accutech is an (RFID) electronic security system designed specifically to maintain safety of infants in obstetric and pediatric departments. With a small, tamper-proof infant…

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Topics: Cuddles

The Importance of Infant Abduction Security Audits

Posted by Accutech on January 1, 1970 12:00 am

How often does your facility conduct an audit of your infant security system? Including roundtable discussions about equipment and procedures, many facilities with maternity wards test their systems and staff up to four times per year. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recommends that facilities conduct drills annually. When considering protection against infant…

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Topics: Cuddles

Infant Protection Systems Flag Plano Baby Switch

Posted by Accutech on January 1, 1970 12:00 am

With advancements in hospital security, one might think there’s a small chance of infant mix-ups among birthing centers. However, a story from Plano, TX shows that a “baby switch” can still occur.

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Topics: Cuddles

Infant Abductor Sentenced To Twelve Years

Posted by Accutech on January 1, 1970 12:00 am

A woman who admitted to abducting an infant from a Manhattan hospital in 1987 was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Ann Pettway pleaded guilty in February, and was faced by the mother of the girl, now 26 years old, during sentencing.

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Topics: Cuddles

How Can We Meet the Security Needs of Your Facility? A Guide to Our Quoting Process

Posted by Accutech on January 1, 1970 12:00 am

In order to help you determine which system meets your facility’s needs and give you an accurate quote, we will need specific information regarding control and egress in your facility. Regardless of whether you need an infant protection, pediatric elopement, or wander management system, we want to determine:

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Topics: Cuddles, Kidz, ResidentGuard

Choosing a Maternity Hospital

Posted by Accutech on January 1, 1970 12:00 am

Having a baby is a whirlwind of preparation, excitement and anticipation. You’ve prepared the nursery, bought some really tiny clothes and perhaps had a baby shower or two. And as the day gets closer you’ll begin to think about the actual birth. Your healthcare plan will probably dictate where the baby will be delivered but…

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Topics: Cuddles, Hospital, RFID

AWHONN Survey Follow Up – Some Common Shortfalls of Infant Protection Systems

Posted by Accutech on January 1, 1970 12:00 am

We’ve just returned from the 2012 AWHONN Annual Convention in National Harbor, MD and it was a tremendous success. Many of you stopped by to say hello or introduce yourselves and learn more about the products and systems offered by Accutech.

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Topics: Cuddles

Prevent Infant Abductions in your Hospital

Posted by Accutech on January 1, 1970 12:00 am

A recent abduction at Duke Hospital demonstrates the reality of infant abductions. “On April 20, 2010 an infant was taken from the nursery. The hospital credits a diligent, highly-trained staff and the use of an infant security system to prevent the abductor from leaving the facility.

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Topics: Cuddles, Hospital, RFID