When a child or infant goes missing in a hospital, staff need to act quickly. These emergencies, usually assigned as a code amber, need a fast response.
A digital solution can help by streamlining the launching of emergency communication plans, to simplify the overall process and ensure even staff who may not hear announcements over internal speakers are notified.
SimplyCast presents the idea of the Code Amber use case, a complete solution for managing the response to a code amber emergency.
The solution is a sub-type of the Code Yellow use case, which focuses on the response to a missing patient. It leverages multi-channel alerting, advanced response-based tracking, and a centralized dashboard that streamline the missing child response.
Steps to Optimize the Code Amber Response
SimplyCast has anticipated the need for medical institutions to evolve the way they respond to a code amber emergency.
When it comes to the ways a digital solution can help, we identified three key challenges that can be answered to optimize the response for when a child is discovered to be missing at a hospital.
Step 1 – Alerting Staff
When a code amber event occurs, often hospitals will use internal speaker systems to deliver the alert to staff within the building. This alert can easily miss staff who may not be immediately on site or can be misheard due to the background noise in the building. By using a multi-channel alerting solution, staff are guaranteed to be made aware of the emergency as the notifications are sent directly to their devices.
Step 2 – Active Monitoring
When the code amber emergency has been announced, giving staff a quick-access way to report on what they’re seeing on the ground and the areas they’ve searched for the missing child ensures that they can keep hospital administrators informed of the situation.
Step 3 – Search Monitoring
Hospital administrators can use the responses received from staff to keep track of the active code amber situation from a centralized dashboard of responses and determine where they need to divert staff and resources accordingly. When additional information about the situation comes in, they can quickly and effectively respond as needed.
With these steps, even hospital staff who have yet to arrive on site can be made aware of the code amber emergency, allowing them to keep an eye out for suspicious activity as they arrive.
The SimplyCast platform is a no-code platform that allows anyone to build and edit their code amber solution. As a result, this solution is fully customizable, it can be tweaked or altered to meet the exact needs of every hospital.
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 percent minimum uptime. With our solution, you can have peace of mind.
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