Fetal Abduction Case Highlights the Need for Infant Security Systems

Posted by Chris Konicek on June 12, 2019 10:46 am


Why You Should Trust CertaScan® and Cuddles to Protect Your Most Valuable Assets.

Fetal abduction has been a gruesome topic rocking headlines over the last month, sending shock waves and fear through the entire country. The latest case came out of Chicago, where 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was brutally murdered and had her baby cut from her womb.

While this type of crime is known to be less frequent than infant abductions, such incidents do still occasionally occur. Roughly 30 documented fetal abduction cases have been reported between 1987 and 2015 (Fox News) – reiterating the tremendous need for infant security systems in hospitals.

What Your Healthcare Facility Can Do to Prevent Fetal Abduction

The best step a healthcare facility can take for newborns and their families is integrating a reliable infant security system, offering cost-effective, facility-wide protection for all types of patients and assets. The combination of Accutech’s Cuddles infant protection system and CertaScan® provides the most reliable security package available today for maternity wards and hospitals.

Cuddles Infant Protection System

With Cuddles’ state-of-the-art wearable security tag/bracelet, the nursing staff can rest assured that every baby on their unit is safe. Unlike other systems that tug on the newborn’s navel cord, or have a fixed-length security band around the ankle, these ultra-soft, self-adjusting infant security bracelets are worn comfortably around the ankle and will never fall off or become loose due to postpartum weight loss. Should the tag be tampered with, an alarm will activate to alert staff, and the perimeter of the unit will be locked down.

The Cuddles infant protection system software is easy-to-use and enables you to admit and discharge babies from your facility quicker than ever before. The unique protection system continues to function even if your PC and network go down. Cuddles seamlessly integrates with your hospital’s existing alerting and security systems, making execution speedy and affordable.

CertaScan® Digital Footprinting

CertaScan’s digital solution for infant footprinting provides quick and precise identification of newborns while cutting down on valuable nurse time (versus ink). CertaScan® is the first and only national database for child footprints. This type of footprinting is currently the best way to identify missing children, making it an ideal solution for law enforcement in the case of an abduction, emergency or missing child situation later on in life.

Ensure Every Baby in Your Care is Safe, Secure & Well Cared For

Is it time to enhance your facility’s infant security protocols for even more comprehensive protection? Learn more about the benefits of an infant protection system plus essential features to look for in this guide.