Hospital Uses RFID to Prevent Infant Abductions

By Doug

  • TAGS

Conway Regional Health System, a 154-bed acute-care medical center that serves the growing communities of North Central Arkansas, is using a real-time location solution to monitor the whereabouts of infants and young children within the facility. Tags are applied to a newborn’s lower leg using a stretchable leg band with a Velcro strip shortly after birth, and the tag is immediately activated by heat from the baby’s body. If a tag is tampered with—for example, if it is removed without being deactivated—an alarm is sounded to alert personnel on the unit to assess the infant and tag and address the problem as needed and if an infant and tag come in the vicinity of an elevator or exit on the unit the infant security system alarms and the exit automatically locks. Learn how their system is vital to the continued operation of the unit caring for infant and pediatric patients.