Accutech's Kidz pediatric patient elopement system draws on the unique capabilities of our Cuddles infant protection and ResidentGuard wander management systems. This ensures the safety and security of pediatric patients. Built on our advanced wireless platform, Kidz helps you guard against pediatric and patient flight while also providing the comfort and freedom your younger patients demand.
Kidz Pediatric Patient Elopement System
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"We've used the Kidz system for over four years and find our system to be extremely user-friendly and reliable. Plus, Accutech is great to work with - they're always responsive..."
- Nancy Sanders, Director of PediatricsFebruary 28, 2019
The Kidz pediatric patient elopement system combines the technologies of our Cuddles soft tracking bracelet and our state-of-the-art wander management system to create a functional platform that can monitor young patients and prevent a child from leaving a protected area. Parents can feel confident that their child is safe and secure, and hospitals can prevent elopement incidents.
Door locks are not always enough to prevent wandering behavior. A pediatric patient elopement system can be put in place in children’s hospitals, emergency departments, medical facilities, and other healthcare locations where children spend a significant amount of time. Child elopement is something that can be prevented with a working system that is non-invasive and practical.
What’s the Purpose of Accutech’s Kidz Pediatric Elopement System?
Accutech’s pediatric elopement system is intended to add an extra layer of protection for children in hospitals or care settings. Nurses and healthcare professionals rely on the assistance of security technology to keep young patients safe while in a healthcare environment. This solution also allows healthcare workers to do their jobs while still providing a certain level of freedom for children to play and move while they are hospitalized.
Why Do Children Wander?
Hospitals are tasked with keeping the pediatric center safe for both patients and visitors. That requires being aware of why children may wander away from the premises.
- Some children are naturally curious, become fixated on a special interest, and may wish to explore their environment.
- A child may wish to go to a place they love, such as a favorite playground, and they may attempt to go there themselves if adults are telling them they can’t go.
- Some children become fixated on a special interest.
How Does Accutech’s Child Elopement Solution Work?
It’s important to find solutions that fit the needs of healthcare facilities as well as young patients. Accutech designed a system that reliably meets the needs of both. The system uses a patient wristband combined with a perimeter monitoring system to alert hospital personnel of a wandering incident.
This system is successful because children are able to move about secure areas of a hospital without nurses hovering over them, giving them some freedom while at a hospital. Meanwhile, the wristband protects them by alerting nursing staff of any incident in which a child has attempted to leave a secured area of the hospital or if the wristband has been tampered with in some way.
Nursing staff can respond quickly to alerts that are sent to the nursing station or integrated with cell phones or other electronic devices. Healthcare personnel are able to avert wandering incidents before a child is in danger.
Elopement prevention is possible through diligence, security protocols, and reliable technology.
PROTECTING EVERY PATIENT - FROM TODDLERS TO TEENS
- Combining the unique capabilities of Cuddles infant protection and ResidentGuard wander management systems
- Only six different alarm types
- No enrollment necessary
Our Kidz system protects children of all ages who have been hospitalized under different circumstances, including those with unique needs. Children with developmental disabilities or other special needs, such as autism spectrum disorder, require extra care to prevent elopement without feeling tethered to one place. Tracking bracelets, combined with a monitoring system, can prevent elopement while keeping patients protected in a non-invasive way.
If your hospital serves children, you and your staff will benefit greatly from implementing an elopement system as part of your safety measures. Families of children with medical conditions, behavioral concerns, or developmental issues can feel more secure with their loved one at a hospital that has a safety plan and system in place.
KIDZ PEDIATRIC ELOPEMENT SOFTWARE
Our easy-to-use Kidz Pediatric Elopement prevention system software enables you to admit and discharge patients and generate reports more simply and quickly than ever before. No enrollment is necessary for instant protection, and on-site staff training can be completed in minutes. There are only six different alarm types in the software for minimal false alarms and ease of use.
Multi-floor monitoring, event escalation, and auto-transfer capabilities are available, and the software can be updated for free to ensure that you're always operating with the latest features and benefits.
WHAT SETS ACCUTECH APART?
Learn about the technology we use in our elopement prevention systems.
The Kidz cut band is uniquely effective in preventing patient elopement or flight due to its tamper-proof qualities. Once affixed to a child or adult, the cut-resistant band will sound an alarm if damaged or removed. Additionally, our cut band technology can be integrated into a facility’s complete security system for additional peace of mind—if the tag is removed, all doors can be locked automatically and a facility-wide alarm can sound.
418 MHz Frequency
All ResidentGuard systems are shielded against RF interference for the life of the system. Each tag operates at a unique frequency (418 MHz) on the edge of a range available only to the Department of Defense. The embedded ID code on the RFID chip in addition to the unusual frequency it is transmitted on combine to make Kidz the most reliable pediatric patient elopement system available—minimizing the problem of false alarms.
The ID-TAD (Identification-Tag Activator/Deactivator) is a handheld device that brings additional functionality to all Accutech systems. Staff can turn tags on/off, verify tag numbers, review warranty dates and check remaining battery life from an LCD screen. The ID-TAD is rechargeable via a lithium-ion battery.
Test Tag Station
The tag test station gives current and future users the ability to see the remaining battery life and warranty date on resident tags. The tag test Station also allows users to see the tag program number, battery percentage, and has a field for notes.
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SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT: MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT PEDIATRIC ELOPEMENT SOLUTION
Patient safety is a top priority for every healthcare facility that works with children. By using a security band and an elopement management system, your building can be safe for children of all ages, allowing them to get the care they need and providing peace of mind to parents of children who are hospitalized.
As trends show that elopement is a frequent problem in medical facilities, it is essential for your hospital to add the right pediatric wander management solution. Doing so will place an even higher priority on the safety of your patients and set your hospital apart from those that overlook this critical issue. Accutech Healthcare Security Solutions offers services designed to help you accomplish this goal quickly and efficiently. Contact us today to start taking proactive steps to improve the security of your facility and ensure the well-being of everyone there.
Pediatric Elopement Frequently Asked Questions
Even the best caregiver in the world can’t prevent a child from wandering under every circumstance, which is why incorporating Accutech’s Kidz patient elopement system is so important. This system adds a thick layer of wander prevention, gives parents peace of mind, reduces liability risk for hospitals and medical providers, and saves children’s lives.
You are bound to have questions about how our Kidz wander system prevents a flight occurrence from happening. Here are a few common questions we receive. If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to Accutech Healthcare Security Solutions directly to talk to a representative about your healthcare security concerns.
Why is pediatric elopement technology necessary?
Elopement behavior occurs for different reasons but is a particular risk for children with intellectual disabilities. Kids with a diagnosis of ASD (autism spectrum disorder) are known to engage in elopement behavior. While the cause of all flight behavior has not been thoroughly studied, the risks associated with this behavior are clear. Children who escape from a healthcare facility unaccompanied by an adult can become lost, hurt, or face other serious dangers (American Academy of Pediatrics). The Kidz system grew out of the need to protect kids with flight inclinations, no matter their causes. In the past, your only option after a child’s elopement was to call a local law enforcement agency. Kidz utilizes technology designed to prevent elopement and works for all children who attempt to wander from a secure environment such as a hospital, pediatric ward, or pediatric center. Now you can prevent elopement before it occurs.
What makes Kidz different from other elopement systems?
If you are worried about children wandering from a medical facility, you may think that any pediatric elopement system will do the job, but child elopement systems are not all equally effective. The Kidz system has been developed over decades, ensuring that this solution is the most successful at preventing child elopement and the outcomes that could follow. The Kidz system is user-friendly, reducing the time it takes to enroll and monitor patients and leaving hospital staff with more time for patient care. The monitoring of patient wandering is the most important part of an elopement system. While our competitors tout solutions that use WiFi, the Kidz system relies on a unique frequency transmission that eliminates false alarms and won’t go down due to internet outages. Plus, Accutech’s pediatric wander management solution is non-invasive and unobtrusive, so you get safe, dependable security without a lot of hassle or inconvenience.
Does your elopement prevention system come with technical support?
Yes! Our pediatric wander security solution comes with 24/7 phone and remote support Additionally, our local dealers are highly trained and offer first-class service and technical support. You can rest assured that help is there when you need it.
Are the Kidz wander bracelets comfortable?
Not all medical ID bracelets come with the comfort and security you desire for your patients. Kidz wander bands have been designed to provide superior comfort so that wearing an identification bracelet isn't an uncomfortable experience. Manufactured from soft yet strong materials, the Kidz elopement band can be easily adjusted to fit any wrist size in a few simple clicks. Furthermore, their designs are unobtrusive, allowing your patient to wear them in confidence without feeling out of place or drawing too much attention. When it comes to comfortable medical ID bracelets, the Kidz wander band is an ideal choice!
Is the Kidz patient elopement system affordable?
Accutech is proud to offer affordable security solutions because we believe that all hospitals and healthcare facilities should be able to purchase the security equipment they need to protect patients, staff, visitors, and property. As with any solution, the cost will vary depending on the scope of your project, the size of the area you need to protect, and the number of access points. However, when compared to the competition, Kidz is one of the most cost-effective solutions available. Fill out the form below or call us for a quote on your pediatric elopement security project.
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