Accutech Blog

Update: Woman Who Abducted Newborn Sentenced to 18 Years

Posted by Chris Konicek on July 10, 2018 7:30 am

Several months ago we wrote a blog highlighting the devastating case of a woman who kidnapped a newborn from a Florida medical center and raised her as her own child for 19 years. She dressed in scrubs to disguise herself as a nurse, took the baby from the mother’s room…

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Topics: Cuddles, Hospital, News

Why Hospitals (and Their Nurses) Love Cuddles

Posted by Chris Konicek on June 3, 2018 8:00 am

It takes as little as 4 seconds for an abductor to leave a room with a baby and make an exit. That leaves little to no time for this person to be detected and stopped which is why you should never miss an opportunity to keep the babies in your care safe. Leverage the best…

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Topics: Cuddles, Hospital

Faulty Wander Management System Found in Case of Memory Care Death

Posted by Chris Konicek on May 31, 2018 1:03 pm

On January 7, a memory care resident at the Hilty Memorial Home in Ohio was found dead. Phyllis Campbell died of hypothermia after exiting the building through a propped open door, yet wasn’t even discovered missing by staff for several hours. Why did it happen? A report from the Ohio…

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Topics: Hospital, News, ResidentGuard

Recent Abduction Attempt Sheds Light on Need for Infant Protection Systems

Posted by Chris Konicek on May 10, 2018 1:00 pm

Infant abduction from a healthcare facility can happen in seconds, despite standard security measures and staffs’ best intentions. Just last month, a woman was arrested for breaking and entering into a North Carolina hospital. The woman was denied entry at the front desk, but found another way to sneak in…

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Topics: Cuddles, Hospital, News

Protect Your Hospital From Lurking Predators

Posted by Chris Konicek on February 19, 2018 8:47 am

The maternity ward in a hospital is a place full of joy and love, where parents spend their first moments and days with their newborn. Unfortunately, hospitals must also be aware of potential danger lurking. Newborn babies are susceptible to kidnapping, especially if the facility doesn’t have the proper precautions…

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Topics: Cuddles, Hospital, News

The Importance of Having a Reliable Wander Management System

Posted by Chris Konicek on January 31, 2018 12:26 pm

Whether in a hospital or long-term care facility, it is vital to protect residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia from wandering into restricted areas or outside. This blog will explore the top reasons that a reliable wander management system is a must for any facility with residents at-risk for wandering.

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Topics: News, ResidentGuard, Senior Living

Introducing the ID-TAD: An LCD Enhanced Tag Tester That Provides More Information and Convenience

Posted by Chris Konicek on October 10, 2017 9:32 am

Accutech introduces a new LCD based mobile tag test unit that offers additional tag information and testing capabilities. Staff can now verify tag numbers, review warranty dates and check remaining battery life from an LCD screen. The unit also features a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and built in tag (so it can’t leave the unit without…

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Topics: ResidentGuard, Senior Living

Putting Patient Care and Comfort First

Posted by Accutech on August 28, 2017 11:03 am

From the moment a patient enters your facility, their safety, comfort, and care are what matter most. But all too often patient safety means more time managing a system and less time focusing on your patients—and it shouldn’t. Patient safety should be simple. A good security solution should allow nurses…

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Topics: Cuddles, Hospital, ResidentGuard, Senior Living

Less Risk, More Freedoms with Waterproof Tags

Posted by Accutech on July 18, 2017 7:12 am

Your patients are your focus, and while safety is a priority you also want to make sure they have freedoms and comforts. It’s easy to take every day activities for granted, but for your patients these little things mean the most. Something that sounds simple, like taking a bath, isn’t as simple for a resident…

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Topics: Cuddles, Hospital, News, ResidentGuard, Senior Living

Introducing Automatic Tag Transfers: Gain Flexibility and Enhanced Security

Posted by Chris Konicek on July 7, 2017 10:18 am

It’s your job to know where your patients are and that they are safe, secure, and well-cared for. Maybe you run a senior-living facility where “at-risk” residents desire to move freely but need to be protected. Or you oversee a pediatric floor where children may get up and wander freely. Or maybe you work on…

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Topics: Cuddles, Hospital, Kidz, News