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The Critical Role of Location Accuracy in Staff Protection: Insights into UWB RTLS Technology

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In today’s healthcare environment, the safety of staff is a paramount concern, especially given the alarming rates of workplace violence incidents. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), up to 38% of health workers suffer physical violence at some point in their careers. Advanced technological solutions like Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) are becoming essential tools in enhancing staff protection. Litum’s Staff Duress Solution leverages UWB RTLS technology to provide a sophisticated means of ensuring the safety and security of healthcare teams.

Precision in Location Tracking

The integration of UWB technology in RTLS offers unparalleled accuracy in location tracking. UWB technology provides the submeter precision crucial in the fast-paced, complex environments of healthcare facilities. With this level of accuracy, healthcare providers can pinpoint the exact location of a staff member who may be in distress at the push of a button. This capability significantly enhances the response precision and effectiveness, ensuring that help arrives precisely where it is needed without any delay.

Addressing Workplace Violence

The importance of such technology cannot be overstated, especially in light of statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) which highlight that incidents of workplace violence in healthcare are four times more frequent than in other sectors. Furthermore, a staggering 70% of these violent incidents go unreported, underscoring the need for reliable and efficient systems that staff can trust.

A Flexible and Scalable Solution

Litum’s Staff Duress RTLS not only provides real-time tracking and duress alerts but also includes customizable duress triggers, which can be configured for specific scenarios like violence, medical emergencies, or hazardous conditions.

Moreover, Litum’s solution is designed with flexibility and scalability in mind. It can be integrated seamlessly with existing systems, such as LenelS2 OnGuard, enhancing security operations without the need for extensive overhauls or downtime.

Litum’s subscription-based model offers flexible payment options to fit various financial planning needs. This model allows healthcare facilities to deploy advanced safety solutions without a large initial investment, making enhanced protection accessible and affordable.

A Commitment to Innovation and Safety

Litum’s commitment to innovation and quality in the field of RTLS is evidenced by its 20+ years of experience and successful deployments in over 50 countries. Our in-house development and manufacturing process ensure that all components of the Staff Duress System – such as anchors, charger stations, and badge tags – are of high quality and designed for effortless compatibility and functionality.

Overall, the integration of UWB RTLS technology in staff protection systems like Litum’s Staff Duress Solution plays a critical role in ensuring the safety of healthcare workers. The precise location accuracy provided by ultra-wideband technology, combined with real-time communication and customizable alert features, offers a robust framework for responding to emergencies effectively and efficiently. As healthcare facilities continue to face challenges related to staff safety, adopting advanced technologies such as UWB RTLS will be essential in safeguarding the well-being of those who dedicate themselves to caring for others.

Contact us today to see a demonstration of our RTLS capabilities.