High-tech equipment used to reduce infant abductions

Ankle-band transmitters help Virginia hospital staff keep babies safe

By Healthcare Facilities Today

Culpeper Regional Hospital is using high-tech equipment to reduce infant abductions, installing ankle-band transmitters to keep newborns safe, according to Campus Safety Magazine.

Staff can monitor each baby via automated software that alerts them if a band is loose, has been tampered with, cut or has been removed from the infant. Additionally, the system will automatically lock the door and notify staff members of a potential security threat if an infant wearing a transmitter comes within range of a monitored exit.

"This enhanced security system gives our new parents additional peace of mind and ensures that our littlest patients have the highest quality, safe care," said Becky Bradshaw, director of the Family Birth Center at CRH.

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August 26, 2013

Topic Area: Safety

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