Healthcare facilities in Portugal test 'panic buttons' for staff

August 2, 2019

Portugal has launched a pilot project which provides "panic buttons" for doctors and nurses, according to an article on the Medscape website.

The resource will initially be tested in three hospitals in Amadora in the region of Greater Lisbon.

The device sends a rapid message indicating danger and enables security teams to respond quickly. The security alert can be activated from any computer in the healthcare facility.

The Portuguese government also wants to invest in training healthcare professionals how to deal with dangerous situations and launch awareness campaigns against violence.

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