Discrete requests for assistance and rapid response from your support staff is the key to preventing workplace violence. Your staff will have peace of mind knowing that they’ll always have a lifeline with them. Regardless of how your building is built or if there is medical equipment operating nearby, their panic button will work. That’s because the Pinpoint Staff Duress System is purpose-built for healthcare settings.
PinPoint patient safety check system makes it easy to track visits without creating extra work for your staff. The only thing your staff members need to do is tap their ID badge on a sensor located in each patient’s location. The system will record the clinician’s ID, date, time, and location of each visit in a secure digital log.
Pinpoint’s story began in the late ’80s when Pinderfields Hospital realized they had a serious problem due to a string of violent attacks on staff members. Nurses were calling in sick, others moving to different professions. Fear of workplace violence was causing a slew of problems for the hospital, and staff morale was low. The hospital’s management team knew that they had to find a solution.
The hospital realized their existing system didn’t work reliably, and they couldn’t find another commercially available solution. So, they asked their in-house engineering team to help solve the problem. After careful thought, they, with the help of a local electronics company, built a system that featured a wearable device that provided an easy way for doctors and nurses to summon help if needed. After putting the system through rigorous testing at the hospital, they applied for and were granted a patent for the solution.
Pinpoint’s solution is used in over 3,000 locations around the world. More than one million people carry our panic alarms with them daily. While it’s hard to know the exact numbers, our customers tell us that Pinpoint dramatically reduces the occurrence of violent attacks and that their staff members feel safe. We take great pride in knowing that our product has such a positive impact on the lives of people who work in high-risk environments.