Medical Emergencies Series: Wrap Up

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Top 3 Tips for Preparing for Medical Emergencies

This week we have brought you a series on medical emergencies in different facilities. We started with schools, then discussed how to handle medical emergencies in your place of worship, and yesterday we brought you tips on how to prepare for medical emergencies at your hotel. Today we want to wrap up our series and give you some broad takeaways that will help any facility prepare for potential medical emergencies.

medical emergenciesFirst and foremost, training is the most valuable preventative measure that any facility can have for any type of crisis or emergency. Because people rely on training and instinct during a crisis, having effective training will increase preparedness during a medical emergency. Train and certify all staff or designated team members on CPR and First Aid and the use of an AED, if applicable. Read More

Medical Emergencies Series: Hotels

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Reduce Risk & Negative Attention by Being Prepared 

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Tuesday we started our series by focusing on medical emergencies in schools, yesterday we focused on medical emergencies in places of worship, and today we will bring you tips on how to decrease risk of medical emergencies in your hotel. There are hundreds of rooms, a mass of guests, and only so many staff that are working at any given time. When you factor in the potential medical emergencies that could happen, heart attack, seizures, loss of consciousness, etc., the risk is significant. The good news though, is that there are precautions and procedures that you can put in place to decrease the severity of a medical emergency in your hotel. Read More

Medical Emergencies Series: Place of Worship

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Prepare Your Place of Worship for Medical Emergenciesshutterstock_268644275

Churches are made up of a variety of people with different backgrounds and have a wide range of age groups, from newborns to mature adults. With this stark difference in ages and general medical concerns for any person, it is important to be aware of medical emergencies that could happen in your place of worship. For instance, a child could have an allergic reaction, or an elderly person might experience a heart attack. Be prepared for medical emergencies in your place of worship by following these best practices.

Many children have food sensitivities and allergies to common items in our world which presents serious medical concerns for those caring for them. Before parents drop off new children, ensure you have important medical information by having parents fill out medical cards which includes allergies, asthma triggers and intolerances. Snack time is often part of a children’s church time, as is outside play, having this medical information can help reduce the risk of having a medical emergency with children in your place of worship’s care. Read More

Medical Emergencies Series: Schools

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cop car and busKnow How to Respond & What You Should Do

Peanuts, bees, shellfish, eggs, and milk. What do these all have in common? They are typically seen as trigger foods for allergies in children and adults alike. Most individuals are aware of their allergies, but they can be triggered at any time. Knowing how to respond and what to do during medical emergencies at your school can save the life of a student, a staff member or a parent.

Many students are on strict diets for food allergies and sensitivities, and must be aware of what they are putting in their body. Teachers have a large task of ensuring that younger children in their care are steering clear of any foods or animals that may cause an adverse, life threatening reaction. Teachers are typically well trained on these medical conditions and know how to react when a student presents symptoms. This not only includes food allergies, but also asthma and medical conditions such as seizures. Teachers know to get the students epi-pen or their inhaler and follow the instructions from there, but what if a teacher has a medical emergency, do students and other staff members know how to react? Read More

Secure Access Points for a Safer Healthcare Facility

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Managing and securing access points in a healthcare facility is no easy task. There has to be a balance between a welcoming environment and top notch security, and all of this must be accomplished without invoking fear in the public that comes through the doors. In the 1990’s, access points were easily controlled with locked doors, master keys, signs, and elevator operators. In this day and age, securing access points is a little less in the public’s eye and more heightened in terms of technology that is utilized.

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These days, staff members carry a badge as if their life depends on it. This badge is used simultaneously as an identification feature as well as a card reader to access areas that off limits to others. Without this badge, they may be delayed in responding to a crisis situation, or if lost or stolen, could mean a security breach for the facility. Read More

Wake Up, Get Safe: Guest Post by Jimmy Meeks with Sheepdog Security

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Security is a Real Issue in the Modern Day Church, Prepare Now

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Although we hear some stories about church violence, the majority of violence occurring on church and faith based property is not known to the general public. Here are some startling statistics, since 1999, over 550 people have died a violent death while on church and/or faith based property. Of those, 74 lost their lives in 2014 and 54 in 2013. Although these numbers seem small compared to how many people are in the U.S., we must remember that places of worship are not excluded from areas where violent crimes occur. Read More

Park Hill School District Actively Improves Safety with the Help of Rapid Responder®

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10 Year Customer Uses Rapid Responder to Map All 17 District Sites & Continue Dedication to Safety & Growth

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Park Hill School District in Kansas City, MO has been a Rapid Responder customer and end user since 2005. Ten years later, in 2015 they still actively use Rapid Responder, but are also increasing other areas of security for their district to keep students, staff and faculty safe. All 17 of Park Hill’s school sites are mapped in Rapid Responder and the district continues to use the system when further enhancing school security. Read More

Is Rapid Responder Right for You?

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Information-Stored-Rapid-Responder-Commercial-Industrial-FacilityA Product/Need Comparison

Rapid Responder is the most up-to-date and industry leading technology that your facility could have for increased safety and security. Still not sure if you need it? Below are common needs that a facility has in terms of safety and security, and examples of how Rapid Responder meets those needs. Read More

Where is the Finish Line for Emergency Management?

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Understanding the Emergency Preparedness Cycle & How to Make it Effective

Emergency management is defined as, “the process of preparing for, mitigating, responding to, and recovering from an emergency or crisis.” It is important to understand that emergency management does not eliminate threats, instead it focuses on creating plans to decrease the impact of disaster and crisis. Before we dive into answering our question, “where is the finish line for emergency management,” we must first understand how the emergency preparedness cycle works, how it prepares us, and ways that we can make them most effective. Read More

Reduce Your Fire Vulnerabilities

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Tips to Prevent School, Church, Healthcare & Retail Fires

fire“In 2014, there were 1,298,000 fires reported in the United States. These fires caused 3,275 civilian deaths, 15,775 civilian injuries, and $11.6 billion in property damage.”* October 4-10, 2015 is National Fire Prevention Week. Today, we want to give all of our current and future customer’s tips on how to prevent fires at their site. Every structure is susceptible to a fire, but there are ways to work toward preventing serious loss. Read More