A Better Way to Protect Healthcare Workers From Workplace Violence
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare workers are four times more likely to experience workplace violence than other workers. Violence in the workplace is a major concern for healthcare workers, executives, and nurse’s unions. Federal and local governments are also taking steps to address workplace violence. A good example of this is H.R. 1309, a bill in congress that will require healthcare providers to implement comprehensive workplace violence prevention plans. All agree that more needs to be done to protect healthcare workers. Empirical evidence shows that traditional security measures are helpful, however, they leave a gap when it comes to personal protection. Pinpoint INSTANTalarm®5000 is designed to provide healthcare workers with a lifeline they can use if they need help or fear for their safety.
The Pinpoint Employee Duress System™ is a life-safety system. That’s why our solution uses proven technology that will be reliable in your healthcare facility. As you know, healthcare facilities offer unique challenges due to their large size, multiple floors, elevator shafts, and the abundance of equipment, all of which wreak havoc on Wi-Fi signals. To make sure your system will be reliable, Pinpoint uses infrared signaling and hard-wired sensors.
When one of your staff members requests help, time is of the essence. It’s critical that your response team is sent to the exact location the alert came from. The last thing you want is an error caused by a Wi-Fi issue. Systems that are based on Wi-Fi use triangulation calculations to determine the location and are prone to errors due to weak signals and interference. To make sure help is sent to the correct location Pinpoint uses infrared technology and hard-wired sensors.
Pinpoint’s ID badge holder is a great solution because it provides a discrete way to call for help. There is no fumbling around with your cellphone or maneuvering to access a panic button. Your staff will always have the device with them because the device is also an anti-microbial ID badge holder.
The Pinpoint INSTANTalarm®5000 allows for multiple levels of alerts that can be tailored to meet your needs. Many of our customers configure one button to request assistance from the nurse station in the unit and the other button to alert hospital security or the police. Being able to issue a request for help before an incident turns violent is a key component of reducing workplace violence. Pinpoint’s customizable alerts let you configure the system in a way that best meets your needs.
Pinpoint improves patient safety by providing the ability to manage bed checks. In certain jurisdictions, 15-minute bed checks are mandatory for psychiatric patients. And even if they are not required, many institutions have found that monitoring patients reduces the risks associated with slips and falls.
Your staff wants the protection of having a personal alarm. However, what they don’t want is to be tracked as they move about your facility. The Pinpoint INSTANTalarm®5000 will only send location information when activated by your staff member.
Pinpoint’s comprehensive reporting systems keeps track of all alert data and will help you identify problem areas at your facility. You’ll be able to see how many incidents were de-escalated or prevented, evaluate response times, determine staff levels, security positioning, scheduling, and budgeting.
Security integrators love the PinpointI NSTANTalarm®5000 because it’s easy to integrate with existing security systems. Pinpoint is compatible with a wide variety of manufacturers. We connect to most security cameras, video surveillance systems, CCTV, door access controls, motion sensors, lighting controls, and many other devices.