EHS enhances security system at Al Corniche Hospital neonatal unit
Abu Dhabi hospital deploys system to prevent baby mix ups or abductions
EHS recently supplied and commissioned a completely automated, highly active and fully supervised infant security system in Al Corniche hospital, Abu Dhabi to protect infants from infant abductions and accidental baby switching between mothers.
The system is an enterprise wide solution which guards the entire hospital environment, continuously monitors the babies' movements and updates the nurses about the location of the infant at any point in time. Apart from being user friendly, the system also provides maximum security for infants
The baby is tagged with a small device soon after its birth. This tag broadcasts the location of the baby where ever it is within the hospital premises. Similarly the mother is also tagged to match with their respective baby or babies. This eliminates the fear of interchange of babies among the mothers and signals the nursing station if mismatched baby and mothers get together.
Each ward door in the hospital is equipped with a device called ‘exciter' to detect any unauthorized infant movements through the doorway, and which latches the doors before the infant passes through the door, at the same time as sounding an audio and visual alarm at the nursing station as well to hospital security controls.