Design Features Can Help Boost Healthcare Security

Holland Hospital Holland MI (18)Safety and security in hospital and healthcare settings continue to move up the priority rankings for locations looking to provide the best possible experience for patients, doctors, staff and visitors. With incidents that can range from a violent individual to car trouble in a parking lot, organizations are seeking out new design features that will help keep the focus on saving lives – and not worrying about their own.

Through best practices like Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), which seeks to create safer spaces through detailed design principles and strategies, and guidelines issued by the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS), officials are including more proactive security measures during the planning stages of healthcare facilities.

“At its highest level, one of the missions of a healthcare organization is to make sure that we are doing no harm to our patients and to our staff. Part of that is the assumption that we create environments that promote safety and security,” Manuel Hernandez, M.D., FACEP, CPE, emergency department physician and health practice leader for architecture firm CannonDesign, told Health Facilities Management Magazine for an article in its April 2017 issue.

Code Blue strives to help hospital and healthcare locations not only improve their security, but provide additional customer service capabilities with our emergency communication solutions. Our products are designed to assist the type of environments that incorporate buildings, open spaces and entry points covering large areas, while simultaneously handling shifting amounts of traffic, both indoors and out.

Code Blue’s speakerphones give people the opportunity to quickly connect with the right personnel to help them during an incident. Our LED beacon/strobe lights are powerful enough to help with CPTED planning by increasing visibility. And our durable enclosures are rugged and easily identifiable, making them a cost-effective option that will make people feel secure knowing that help is available at the touch of a button.

Minutes matter when it comes to healthcare, and Code Blue understands that it’s vital to have the split-second ability to connect with assistance in a clear and comprehensive manner. The presence of our emergency communication solutions provides the peace of mind people expect from a healthcare environment.

To learn more about how our products can help healthcare locations, call 800-205-7186 or contact an authorized Code Blue representative.