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Better data leads to better decisions. Organizations can prepare themselves for a wide variety of emergencies by crafting customized, data-driven responses. Whether a healthcare organization combats workplace violence or a school drafts a school safety plan, robust analytics and reporting are the secrets to a safer tomorrow.

Since every situation is unique, responding to emergencies and everyday incidents requires a human, nuanced approach. By leveraging data to understand the trends of what’s happening, hospital and school administrators can use resources to lower the likelihood that a dangerous incident will occur and position staff to respond effectively.

Data Helps Administrators Be Better Decision-Makers

When teachers and healthcare administrators rely on a response to an incident, every second matters. Data from digital safety resources is key to crafting safety plans that are not only responsive in the midst of a crisis but also help mitigate risks and deter harmful behavior.

School Districts

Thanks to tools like student information systems and visitor management systems, educators have access to insightful student and campus data. Data from school safety resources does more than recount past events. It is a crucial foundation for identifying repetitive patterns that could otherwise remain unnoticed during a busy school year. Data from student information systems can reveal trends in student behavior, attendance, and incidents of violence or bullying. This can equip administrators with the right knowledge to develop tailored intervention programs and support systems that address these issues at their roots. 

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Healthcare Organizations

In healthcare, workplace violence is a growing hazard. In 2023, 81% of nurses reported they had been physically assaulted at work. Many nurses, especially CNO’s, suffer from burn-out from this increase of violence and healthcare administrators are desperate to improve retention and alleviate recidivism rates. 

Data can identify which staff members need additional training or where a reallocation of resources would bolster staff safety. While violence in healthcare is impossible to prevent completely, critical data illuminates the frequency, nature, and resolution of situations providing the opportunity for calculated intervention when future incidents occur. Today’s hospitals are managing a wide variety of risks every moment, and early intervention is pivotal to improving health and safety outcomes. 

This strategic use of data ensures that safety plans are not static but dynamic, evolving to meet the changing needs of the communities they serve.

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Innovative Workplace Safety Technology Generates Critical Data

Incident Response Time 

In all types of incidents, staff should be able to request help and know that it will arrive quickly, even in areas with limited cell signal or outside on campus grounds. Wearable mobile panic buttons, or wearable staff duress buttons as they are called in the healthcare setting, are badges that empower staff to request help anywhere on campus and alert responders to the exact location of the emergency.

These wearable mobile panic buttons reduce complexity and human error by enabling those needing help to get it with the push of a button. This results in faster response times, greater personal safety, and peace of mind for staff and administrators. 

Locations of Incidents and Safety Assets

Critical incident mapping gives education and healthcare administrators a complete view of where emergencies occur on their property, the frequency of incidents, and where they happen in relation to safety assets like defibrillators (AEDs) and fire extinguishers.

This not only helps first responders during emergencies, but also helps administrators identify exactly where additional resources — personnel with specialized skills, advanced classroom technologies, more nursing staff, or dedicated school resource officers — are most critically needed. 

These insights can direct safety plan decisions and funding requests. Safety inspections or audits can go more smoothly when data is readily available and easily accessible, and it can be pivotal in school safety and hospital resource allocation.

The heart of a robust safety plan lies in understanding and acting upon the specific needs of each area on campus. Through insights from advanced safety solutions, hospital administrators might increase security personnel during times when incidents of violence tend to peak, while a school principal might decide to rearrange the student rosters of classrooms to reduce levels of disruptions.

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Visitor Management 

Schools and hospitals are responsible for the safety of students, patients, and staff as well as all visitors to campus. Using a visitor management system to screen for bad actors enhances security by identifying individuals likely to cause harm to those on campus. 

Whether it is a parent in the middle of a custody battle or a sex offender attempting to enter the pediatric ward, visitor management systems can be a failsafe to prevent harm before it happens.

Visitor management systems can screen all visitors to campus and collect data on the frequency and duration of each visit. This gives administrators insight when reporting on volunteer activity or keeping records of contractors in the building. 

Data Helps Administrators Develop Better Policies 

Data can support safer schools, communities, and healthcare facilities by driving impactful policy decisions. By highlighting workplace dangers like violence or areas of frequent incidents that induce staff fatigue, administrators can ensure firm measures are in place so that nurses are protected and teachers have access to sufficient school safety resources when they need them.

In schools, tactics like de-escalation techniques, classroom management strategies, and nonviolent communication methods may rise to the surface as appropriate safeguards based on the information gathered. Similarly, healthcare facilities could identify essential staff training needs as well, like physical restraint training, to ensure a safer environment for patients and staff alike. 

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Comprehensive Data Gathering With CENTEGIX

CENTEGIX empowers administrators to make decisions that improve staff safety and ensure their organizations more efficient and effective. 

Prevention is key, and when administrators can identify where, when, and under what conditions the highest number of behavioral and safety incidents occur. Staff can use these trends to make plans that are proactive rather than reactive.

CENTEGIX Safety Platform™  offers products with comprehensive data-gathering functions essential for enhancing safety and response in critical situations and other key features.

  • CrisisAlert wearable mobile panic buttons not only offer a rapid and easy way to request help, but are equipped with enhanced reporting features that administrators can review after the crisis is resolved. Since CrisisAlert pinpoints the locations of critical incidents, administrators can better understand when and where incidents are occurring, contributing factors to delayed responses, and patterns that indicate a need for change.
  • Visitor Management generates reports showing who visited campus, when, and for how long. Admins can view all visitor photos at check-in and inspect background checks. With the Enhanced Visitor Management (EVM) feature, administrators can see where visitors were at any time during while they were on campus.
  • Safety Blueprint™ is a dynamic map that combines with CrisisAlert and EVM to show the exact location of an emergency in real-time and generate detailed reports for administrators to review. Safety Blueprint shows the location of all safety assets, their expiration dates, serial numbers, photos, notes, and other critical information. Admin can review map metrics to discover which maps have been updated when and by whom.

Safety Platform captures data from these safety solutions and turns the data points into actionable executive insights.

With CENTEGIX, you can ensure the allocation of your healthcare and school safety resources are data-driven. Better decisions help build a culture of safety for the entire campus community. Reach out to us today to schedule a demo.