Hospitals and other medical institutions need to be prepared for a variety of potential emergency scenarios. One of those emergencies is a fire, often called a “code red.” Code red emergencies can be difficult to manage quickly and efficiently due to the many moving parts of what may end up being a total evacuation of the facility due to a fire on the premises.
SimplyCast presents the idea of the Code Red use case, a complete solution for managing fire emergencies. A digital code red response solution can help by streamlining the launching and managing of such an emergency scenario in order simplify the entire process.
Steps to Improve the Code Red Response
SimplyCast anticipated the need for medical institutions to create a streamlined code red hospital solution to ensure that fire emergencies are addressed as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
When it comes to the ways a digital solution can help, we identified three key opportunities.
Step 1 – Staff Database
Building a staff database ahead of time is paramount to the success of any emergency alert system. Keeping this database maintained and connected to your emergency tools ensures that everyone will receive the messages you need to send and allow for other emergency use cases to be implemented as well.
Step 2 – Message Templates
Templating messages ahead of time allows the components of a digital code red process to be triggered with a single click. These alert templates also ensure that messaging is steady, consistent, and reliable during a very chaotic time.
Step 3 –Staff Alerts
When a code red in a hospital is reported, the rest of the hospital staff need to be alerted right away to the presence of a fire. Certain procedures will need to be triggered and arrangements will have to be made. Sending alerts across multiple channels of communication will ensure that they are received by everyone. During this phase, you might also trigger live surveys that will ensure patients who require ongoing care have a place they can be sent while the situation is resolved.
Step 4 – Reports and Responses
A central dashboard that can be customized to fit the needs of any given medical institution ensures that the status of all staff responses can be easily assessed, allowing administrators to manage the code red emergency through one centralized location. The same central dashboard can be used to access reports, so that the situation can be monitored as it unfolds. Finally, those reports can be used to analyze and improve emergency response speed after the event.
Those are the core opportunities we identified where a digital solution can improve the code red response, and where SimplyCast 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 medical facility.
SimplyCast is an ISO 27001:2013-certified company with data centers in the USA and Canada. Our platform has the capacity to send more than 100,000 fully encrypted 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 and we can assure you that your confidential data is safe on our secure server. With our solution, you can have peace of mind.
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