Hospitals and other medical institutions have a multitude of potential emergencies that they need to be prepared for. One of those emergencies is a hostage situation, often called a code purple. Code purple emergencies can be complex to manage. Hostage situations require expertise from law enforcement and as much information as possible to resolve them safely and quickly.
A digital code purple response solution can help by streamlining the launching and managing of these emergency scenarios in order simplify the entire process.
SimplyCast presents the idea of the Code Purple use case, a complete solution for managing hostage emergencies.
Steps to Improve the Code Purple Response
SimplyCast anticipated the need for medical institutions to create a streamlined code purple solution to ensure that dangerous hostage situations are contained and resolved as quickly as possible.
When it comes to the ways a digital solution can help manage the code purple response process, we identified five key steps.
Step 1 – Staff Registry
In order to ensure that important messages go out to all staff, a registry must be built and kept updated. This will ensure nobody is left out of receiving code purple emergency alerts.
Step 2 – Build Templates
Any emergency requires a quick response – a hostage situation is no different. The quicker you can obtain information from those on the ground and relay that information to law enforcement, the more likely that the situation can be handled safely.
Step 3 – Activate Alert
Speaking of speed, the speed at which staff can be notified minimizes the likelihood of others being caught up in the situation. To that end, templated alerts can be sent with the click of a single button.
Step 4 – Collect Information
If it is safe, collecting information from others who might be able to provide additional insights is important. As mentioned earlier, information from those on the ground can be key to understanding and resolving the hostage situation.
Step 5 – Incident Management
During an incident like this, information is your most important asset. It will allow you to manage public responses, assist law enforcement, and keep staff and patients calm. What’s more, that same information can then be used to refine the emergency response, operating with even more effectiveness the next time.
Those are the core opportunities we identified where a digital solution can improve the code purple 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 medical institution.
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 solution, you can have peace of mind.
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