Missouri hospital gives staff panic buttons

January 28, 2020

A Springfield, Mo., hospital is testing out a wearable panic button for workers to press in violent situations, according to an article on the WKRG website.

The use of the buttons is in a trial phase and is aimed at improving security in high-risk areas like the ER.

When the button is pressed, it immediately sounds an alarm at the nurse’s station.

The hospital hopes the buttons will decrease worker’s comp claims and increase how safe staff feels while at work. 

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