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

Rapid Responder Meets Joint Commission Requirements

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Get the Most Out Of Your Accreditation with Rapid Responder

The healthcare industry has many standards and requirements to meet, the most well-known and comprehensive being the Joint Commission Standards. “The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,500 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States. Their accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects commitment to meeting certain performance standards.” The standards can be difficult to meet on your own, but Rapid Responder helps your healthcare facility meet a variety of them. Today we want to give you 6 specific Joint Commission Standards that Rapid Responder meets for your medical center: Read More

How Does Your Healthcare Facility Communicate During Crisis?

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Plan & prepare to communicate during emergencies at your healthcare facility

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Emergencies, by nature are stressful. The good news, however, is that planning and preparing before an emergency or crisis can help it go smoothly and with little to no panic from those involved. The key to this is communication. Effective communication during emergencies for healthcare facilities can be the difference between relocating patients in a timely manner, and not having enough staff to continue operations as usual. Keep these communication tips in mind when planning for emergencies and crisis situations for your healthcare facility. Read More

3 Things You Need to Know About Healthcare Emergency Operating Procedures

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How You Can Increase Your EOP’s Effectiveness

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Emergency operating procedures are plans of actions to be conducted in a certain order or manner, in response to an emergency event. Most, if not all, healthcare facilities are required by law to have emergency operating procedures (EOP’s) in place, but whether they are used to their maximum potential is a different story. EOP’s have the power to be highly effective in the safety and security of staff, patients, visitors, and even property. Today we want to help you maximize your healthcare emergency operating procedures by giving you three things that you need to know about them. Without the proper knowledge, your emergency procedures are diminished in terms of competency.

  1. IT IS MORE THAN PLANS ON PAPER

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Healthcare Security Options: Your Questions, Our Answers

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Learn How to Alert Staff, Secure Classified Information, & Security Options to Delay Escapes

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Healthcare facilities are some of the hardest to secure. Between patient records, controlled substances, and mental health areas, potential crises lurk around every hallway corner. Today, we are going to answer some of your healthcare security questions on the most cutting edge and proven technologies that healthcare facilities should consider investing in for continued safety and security.

How can I alert staff of threats, procedures, etc.? Read More