Why Every Hospital Should be Using Accutech For Newborn Footprinting

Posted by Accutech on May 2, 2022 1:11 pm

When a baby is born, one of the first things that is often done is taking their footprints. While this tradition has been around since 1960, the methods and results have evolved over time and new digital technologies are improving the process.

Why do hospitals footprint babies?

There are a few reasons for this. First, it is a way to document the baby's birth and provide proof of identity. This can be important if there are any questions about the child's parentage or if the parents ever need to prove their identity.

Another reason hospitals footprint babies is that it can help with tracking medical records. This is especially important if the child has any medical conditions that need to be monitored or treated over time. Having a record of their footprints can help doctors and nurses keep track of the child's progress and make sure they are receiving the care they need.

Finally, many parents enjoy having a physical copy of their baby's footprints.


How newborn footprints are used by law enforcement

While law enforcement has always been able to use DNA evidence to solve crimes, the use of newborn footprints is a recent development. This can be used in two ways: first, as a way to identify a newborn that has been abandoned; and second, as part of an investigation into child abuse or neglect.

The use of newborn footprints as a way to identify a newborn that has been abandoned is known as “footprinting.” This involves taking the footprints of a newborn and comparing them to the footprints of other babies in order to find a match. If a match is found, law enforcement can then use this information to locate the parents of the abandoned baby.

What methods are used for newborn footprinting

There are a few different ways that hospitals can take footprints of newborns. When footprinting began, traditional ink and paper was used. However, the most common method now is inkless printing, which uses special paper and inkless pads. This method is quick and easy, but the prints can be smudged and it can be difficult to get a clear print. Another popular method is using plaster casts, which is a more traditional method but can be messy and time-consuming.

Recent advances in newborn footprinting

CertaScan by Accutech Security is the newest method for taking newborn footprints, and it has many benefits over the other methods. First, it is much more precise and produces high-quality prints that are clear and easy to read. Second, it is quick and easy to use, so nurses can take footprints in just a few seconds. And third, it is completely safe and gentle on the baby's skin.

A digital footprint is a better way to preserve information for several reasons.

  • It reduces storage space for hospital records to a digital file rather than a physical footprint
  • It can be accessed more easily by medical personnel and law enforcement
  • A digital footprint can be shared with others more easily which parents can use in scrapbooks and newborn announcements

If you have any questions about CertaScan by Accutech Security or how it can benefit your hospital, please don't hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and help you get started using CertaScan in your hospital.

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