When a child is reported as missing in the hospital, it is critical to act fast and ensure you have a system already in place. Making sure everyone knows how to respond and resolve the situation as quickly as possible is key but can be challenging to do completely manually. Hospitals face difficulties such as alerting staff to the code amber, monitoring what areas are being searched, and verifying when the child has been found and sending an all clear. These are all important aspects that hospitals are looking to improve, but how exactly can this be achieved?
This is exactly why SimplyCast developed the Hospital Code Amber use case, a streamlined solution for responding when a child goes missing and launching an emergency alert. Every moment is valuable in these situations, so it is important to avoid wasting time and resources, and ensure you have a plan already in place.
There are many reasons to use the automated system for launching a code amber in the hospital and we have developed a list of our top 3.
Benefits of the Automated Solution
SimplyCast recognized the demand for a solution that reduces manual work in emergency situations involving a missing child. These moments are often very hectic and overwhelming, and it is easy for the parties involved to get stressed and feel the pressures of the situation. It can be beneficial for hospitals to have a predetermined plan in place that makes use of digital resources, ensuring no time is wasted if the code amber is launched. Automation can help remove the time-consuming manual steps that often slow down the response and ensure that the emergency is being resolved as quickly as possible. We have created a list of the top 3 reasons your organization should implement the automated hospital code amber solution and are going to break them down in this blog.
Easily Launch Alerts
When the code amber has been detected, the pre-defined response can be launched in seconds. This will include all of the required steps for handling the emergency, as well as key details such as the child's description and which areas need to be searched.
As staff members search the identified locations, they can easily report their findings and confirm that they have searched their assigned areas. If they locate the missing child, this can be indicated and shared with other staff members.
Actively Monitor Staff Responses
During an active code amber, administration can monitor responses from staff as they are submitted. Once a key area has been searched, the employee in charge of that area can confirm it can be checked fully and will be redirected to a new location. If the child is found, this will be indicated to the administrator and an “all clear” will be launched.
That’s the summary of what it takes to create a digital solution for handling code ambers and it’s only scratching the surface of what is possible when it comes to using automated technology to help this communication management process run smoother.
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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