Healthcare facilities pose serious challenges to protect the littlest of patients to the doctors, nurses, and staff that cares for them. The risk of workplace violence is a huge concern and being able to equip the staff with a cost effective, discreet way to alert security during volatile conditions. Healthcare by nature are very open environments increasing this risk, nevermind the fundamentals of mental health, substance abuse and general stress levels. One of the other concerns in Healthcare is communication during emergencies – with as many codes and issues that can occur inside the hospital adding the external issues improving communication is key. Have questions on how the Lynx Systems can help secure your healthcare facilities?
John Bolin of Nemours Children’s Health System, “We use Lynx at all of our locations several different ways. Our primary use is for duress to call for outside help. We use the LynxIcon feature to be able to send messages to send messages to designed locations inside some of our larger buildings. Example is a missing child or a medical emergency. We also integrate with Ccure and use Lynx to unlock doors on the building.
Alan C. Lynch, CHPA, CHSP, HEM; Network Director-Safety & Security, St. Luke’s University Health Network wrote: In 2008, I watched a demonstration of the Lynx Duress System at the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) Conference in Vancouver, Canada. Lynx representative, Tim Lee, showed the integration between ots keyboard based duress, wireless panic buttons and security radios. This revealed an easy and affordable way to add panic alarms to areas where workplace violence was a risk at our hospitals and at some of our ambulatory sites. Since that initial introduction, and for the past 12 years, we have installed the Lynx Duress System into 10 of our hospitals, 5 freestanding community clinics and 2 outpatient behavioral health centers. It can also quickly be deployed for emerging situations, like an employee being threatened by ex-spouse. Our staff like that they can send a panic message from their computer keyboard without it being noticed, especially if they are working at a reception or registration station. the flexibility and expandability of the Lynx System, coupled with outstanding tech support from our local integrator, has made the Lynx system a valuable asset within our Network.”
“Lynx has created a safer environment for our staff and patients due to their easy to use, scalable, integrative panic button and alerting ecosystem. Our utilization and deployment will continue to expand and grow for years to come.” says Kevin McGinty
Marvin White of Yale New Haven Health says “Lynx is by far the best and most economical facility-wide alert System. We have been using Lynx in our Health System for over 15 years.
Customer support is second to none.”:
Building a safer workplace
Hospitals know that every second counts when it comes to saving a life. With the Lynx Mass Notification System they can be notified in seconds of an emergency or event so immediate action can be taken. With the LynxKeyPro, it enable nurses and staff to send an alert utilizing their computer F9-F11 buttons even if the computer is logged on, logged off, or locked. Lynx is also used to alert staff and visitors of potential issues such as potential issues such as severe weather and hostile situations. Lynx utilizes the existing infrastructure and technology of the health system while enabling the addition of physical duress alarms and output options. Lynx also integrates with existing systems for seamless lockdowns and automated communication to computers, security radios, PA systems and other devices.