Hospitals have to act quickly when they discover a child has gone missing, which is often called a code amber. Having a defined plan in place is key to responding efficiently and getting the situation under control as fast as possible. With the already busy environment of a hospital, it can be overwhelming to handle emergency scenarios such as these completely manually. There are challenges to address such as alerting staff of the code amber, active search monitoring, and verifying when the child has been found and sending an all clear.
This is why SimplyCast created the Hospital Code Amber use case, a personalized emergency response plan that leverages digital tools. This solution ensures that the code amber response is as swift and effective as possible without any unnecessary manual steps for anyone involved.
The primary users of this solution are hospital administrators and staff members.
How to Use the Automated Solution
SimplyCast foresaw the need for an advanced and efficient solution for hospitals to handle their protocol when a child is reported missing. Since time is extremely valuable in these situations, responding quickly is a crucial factor. This solution makes use of key automated factors such as multi-channel alerting systems, dynamic response tracking, and a centralized digital dashboard. Each one of these helps keep everyone informed as the situation progresses, without adding any manual steps to the process. Communicating during emergencies such as a missing child can be difficult and lead to misinformation or other mix-ups. Automation helps avoid these errors and keep the response strategy as smooth and effective as possible, ensuring the situation gets resolved. Here is a brief breakdown of each person’s role in the solution.
Step 1- Staff
The nurse that is in charge during the code amber searches the identified area and reports back, confirming whether or not they found the missing child.
Step 2- Administrator
The administration monitors responses to the initial alert and is able to advance to new stages as the emergency progresses.
Step 3- Administrator
Once the child has been safely located, the administrator can send out a mass notification declaring the code amber over.
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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