It is important for hospitals to have a plan in place for when a patient goes missing, also referred to as a code yellow scenario. There are often a lot of patients to keep track of, so it can be overwhelming to come up with a manual system to handle a potential missing person. There are existing code yellow protocols set up for certain medical facilities that initiate a clear plan, however, is also crucial to make sure staff are kept aware of the situation to ensure a fast and efficient response. So how can existing challenges be addressed to make the process of handling code yellow emergencies easier on everyone?
SimplyCast presents the idea of a Digital Code Yellow Solution. This was designed to help hospitals ensure that their code yellow response is as fast and effective as possible, without putting any additional strain on employees. This solution leverages several digital tools, such as an alerting system that uses a variety of channels, dynamic response tracking, and a centralized dashboard for tracking and storing information. There are several benefits to implementing an automated system, but we have chosen our top 3 to introduce to you in this blog.
Benefits of a Digital Solution
SimplyCast foresaw the need for a better method of communicating a code yellow response in emergency situations. Manually handling all the details takes up time and resources that could be put to better use during these critical times. When a patient goes missing, it is vital to act fast and put all the required resources out for use as quickly as possible. The automated solution can help make this much smoother for everyone involved, and here are some examples of how.
Easily Send Alerts
When an administrator identifies and launches the code yellow, they can also launch a pre-defined event which outlines all the required steps for the code’s response. By using a pre-determined plan such as this, staff can be sent alerts with key information (missing patient’s description, search areas, etc.) without any additional manual work.
During the active code yellow scenario, administrators can monitor responses from staff as they come in. When staff members finish searching an area, they can be redirected to a new location. Once the missing patient has been located, the update will be communicated to the administrator, allowing them to send out an “all clear” message to the necessary staff members.
When staff members are searching the immediate area, they can respond to any alerts confirming they have checked that location. They can also indicate whether they were able to find the missing patient or not. If the patient is not found, the pre-defined plan can proceed to the next step, and a wider area will begin to be searched.
That’s all it takes to create an effective code yellow response system for hospitals and it’s only scratching the surface of what is possible when it comes to using digital technology to improve communication notifications.
The SimplyCast platform is a no-code platform that allows anyone to build and edit their solution. As a result, this solution is fully customizable, it can be tweaked or altered to meet the exact needs of every institution.
Don’t worry about scalability and security! SimplyCast is an ISO 27001:2013-certified company with data centers in the USA and Canada. This means we can assure you that your confidential data is safe on our secure server and the messages you transmit are completely encrypted. Our platform has the capacity to send 100,000+ messages every hour and allows 10,000+ concurrent sessions. We can also acquire additional gateways and servers if you need them.
Most importantly, we have a 99.5% minimum uptime. With our solution, you can have peace of mind.
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