Accutech Blog

How to Prevent Pediatric Elopement in Hospitals

Posted by Accutech on August 11, 2022 10:11 am

Pediatric elopement is a serious issue that can have tragic consequences. Every year, thousands of children run away from hospitals without warning, putting themselves in danger. Parents and staff can use the following tips to create a safe environment for patients and keep them from running away. What is pediatric…

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Topics: Kidz

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

Pediatric Patient Elopement Systems vs 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

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

Infant Abduction at St. Francis Medical Center

Posted by Accutech on November 13, 2020 10:11 am

How to Prevent Infant Abduction at Your Medical Facility On October 22, 2020, Travis Hargrove abducted a baby from St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, Louisiana (KNOE News). Because of the hospital’s safety measures, authorities were contacted quickly and the infant was recovered safely a few hours later. Travis Hargrove is now in custody, and St.…

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Topics: CertaScan, Cuddles, Electronic Access Control, Hospital, Kidz

If it Can Happen to Joe Montana, it Can Happen to You, Too

Posted by Accutech on October 13, 2020 10:08 am

Joe Montana, legendary quarterback, was surprised by an intruder inside a California home on Saturday, September 26, 2020. A strange woman was holding his infant grandchild when he encountered her. The report by Tyler Morning Telegraph suggests that the woman’s intentions were to abduct the child. She gained access to the home through an unlocked…

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Topics: CertaScan, Cuddles, Electronic Access Control, Hospital, Kidz

Introducing Automatic Tag Transfers: 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

Accutech Security Announces Release of 7.0 Software

Posted by Accutech on May 19, 2015 10:49 pm

Accutech Security is Releasing a Free Upgrade to Their Software Solution Across All Platforms Featuring Significant Improvements to the Graphic User Interface and Simplified Reporting.

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Topics: Cuddles, Kidz, News, ResidentGuard

Accutech Security Introduces New Compact Two-Way Radio

Posted by Accutech on March 5, 2012 4:20 pm

It can be a care facility’s worst nightmare. An Alzheimer’s patient has managed to elude care providers and walked away from the site. Or someone not authorized to have the child has taken an infant from a maternity ward. This can be a devastating experience for healthcare workers and even more so for the patient…

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Topics: Cuddles, Kidz, News, ResidentGuard, RFID

How Can We Meet the Security Needs of Your Facility?

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