Video: Rapid Responder Helps Save Lives

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Recently, the Chief Executive Officer of Prepared Response, Jim Finnell, sat down and talked with Eric Holdeman, the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management. Eric currently hosts a show in King County called Disaster Zone, as well as contributes as writer for Emergency Management.

Watch this interview to learn how Rapid Responder aids in emergency preparedness and crisis management by mapping critical facilities.

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Tips to Manage Visitors in Your Healthcare Facility

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With an abundance of doors in hospitals and assisted living facilities, or any type of medical center, it can be easy to lose track of where visitors, staff and patients have access in the buildings. In order to keep your healthcare facility safe, you must know where visitors and patients are at in your buildings. You must manage visitors by managing the areas they can access, in doing so, you are ensuring a safe place for medical professionals to do their job. Keep these best practices in mind when you are trying to manage visitors access for your healthcare facility. Read More

What are Rapid Responder Users Saying?

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When looking to purchase a product, many people read what others have to say first in the form of a review. Today, I want to offer you a testimonial of what one first responder has to say about the effectiveness of Rapid Repsonder, an All-Hazards Emergency Preparedness and Crisis Management System.
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Creating an Effective Crisis Response Team in Your Healthcare Facility

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Although healthcare facilities typically care for the sick and injured, they must also be prepared for crisis situations that may arise in their facility; incidents that are either introduced environmentally, or man-made. Crisis Response Teams are made up of skilled personnel that act as decision makers and liaisons during actual or potential crisis situations. With random influx of patients and a continuous turnover of staff that work in shifts, preparing a team that can respond to crisis situations can be a breath of fresh air during an emergency. Read More

Healthcare Facility Safety: Keeping Patients & Staff Safe

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Optimizing your maintenance team and their schedules for your healthcare facility is imperative and could be the difference between the generators providing vital medical attention for patients or not having the ability to save lives. Following are some best practices

to help get the most out of your maintenance teams and schedules:

  • Maintenance teams should be turning on and running your backup generators to establish that the generators are working properly. If something does not run as it should, get it serviced as quickly as possible.
  • When generators are being checked, also check backup fuel and the oil in your equipment. Document when you last changed the oil and set reminders for when it should be changed again to guarantee equipment performs as expected when you need it. Read More