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Protecting infants in healthcare facilities from abduction: a facility's search for a sound infant security system.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12822701     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, a 279-bed facility, had an electronic infant security system frequently in need of repairs. The vendor became increasingly difficult to locate, and so the decision was made to replace the system. A literature search of vendors and agencies supporting hospitals in the prevention of infant abductions; solicitation of information from facilities experiencing abductions; and onsite tours of facilities were most beneficial in determining a new system. As a result, the facility purchased a state-of-the-art infant security system and agreed to participate as a beta site for mother-baby recognition identification bands, an added security feature not yet on the market. This article describes the process of evaluating and selecting an infant security system in order to reduce the risk of infant abduction.
Authors:
Annette L Burns
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0893-2190     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:    2003 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-25     Completed Date:  2003-07-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801387     Medline TA:  J Perinat Neonatal Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-47; quiz 148-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, 1310 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, Tex., USA. annette.burns@MHShealth.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Automatic Data Processing / trends
Building Codes / legislation & jurisprudence
Crime / prevention & control*
Decision Making, Organizational
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital / standards*
Female
Hospital Bed Capacity, 100 to 299 / standards
Hospitals, Urban
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Neonatal Nursing / standards*
Nurseries, Hospital / organization & administration*
Patient Identification Systems
Security Measures / organization & administration*
Texas

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