Focus: Security

Dealing with elderly patient wandering, elopement, part 2

April 16, 2018

Security technology and proper planning can help mitigate the risk of patient wandering and elopement, according to the second part of an article on the Campus Safety website.

Although one-to-one monitoring is very effective at preventing elopements and wandering, it is expensive and can drain the resources of a security department, the article said. 

Tele- or remote monitoring can be used to observe at-risk patients via security cameras. Video surveillance is also helpful when an elopement does occur.

Many hospitals take a multi-layered, integrated approach where access control, video surveillance, RFID systems and motion detectors all work together to keep patients safe.

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