Hospitals and other medical institutions have a variety of potential emergency scenarios that they need to be prepared for. One of those emergencies is a leak or spill of hazardous material, often called a “code brown.” Code brown emergencies can be complex to manage quickly and efficiently due to the layers of concerns. Is the material safe in the current circumstances? Can the situation worsen significantly? How can patients and staff be adequately protected? Is an evacuation of the premises necessary?
A digital code brown response solution can help by streamlining the launching and managing of such an emergency scenario in order simplify the entire process.
SimplyCast presents the Code Brown use case, a complete solution for managing hazardous material emergencies.
Steps to Improve the Code Brown Response
SimplyCast anticipated the need for medical institutions to create a streamlined code brown response solution to ensure that patients and staff are safe until the hazardous material can be dealt with.
When it comes to the ways a digital solution can help during a code brown at a hospital, we identified three key opportunities.
Opportunity 1 – Alerting Staff
When a spill or leak has been reported, staff need to be notified as quickly as possible so they can isolate wards or otherwise preserve patient and staff safety. A digital solution can help by allowing for pre-defined communication plans that can simplify the launching of such alerts to hospital staff.
Opportunity 2 – Resource Tracking
Sometimes an evacuation will be necessary in an emergency code brown situation. When this is the case, live surveys can be sent to other hospitals to help find available bed space or vital medication for critical care patients. Responses to these surveys will be displayed in real time as they come in.
Opportunity 3 – Resolution Alerts
Using a central dashboard allows for one-button triggering of the code brown response plan, and alerting staff of a resolution to the situation is just as easy. Once resolved, reports can be used to identify problem areas in messaging, as well as any other complications that may have arisen. This allows for a smoother resolution or faster response next time a code brown is called.
These are the core opportunities we identified where a digital solution can improve the code brown response, and where we can help.
The SimplyCast platform is a no-code platform that is fully customizable and can be tweaked or altered to meet the exact needs of every hospital or healthcare facility.
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 more than 100,000 messages every hour and allows for more than 10,000 concurrent sessions. We can also acquire additional gateways and servers if you need them.
Most importantly, we have a 99.5 percent minimum uptime. With our digital solution, you can have peace of mind.
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