The Critical Role of Location Accuracy in Staff Protection: Insights into UWB RTLS Technology
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by Ceren Açık
2d ago
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 i ..read more
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Optimizing Staff Workflows in Healthcare with Real-Time Location Systems
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by Ceren Açık
1w ago
In today’s demanding healthcare environment, efficiently managing staff workflows is critical to delivering quality patient care. However, healthcare facilities often struggle with challenges such as scheduling conflicts, long wait times, staff burnout, and inefficient task allocation. These issues can compromise patient care, increase costs, and negatively impact staff well-being. Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) offer an innovative solution to these pervasive problems. Understanding the Challenges in Healthcare Staff Workflows Balancing staff availability with patient needs is a complex ..read more
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Medical Asset Tracking with RTLS: Efficiency and Care Benefits
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by Ceren Açık
2w ago
In healthcare, efficiently managing medical asset tracking is critical for timely patient care, operational efficiency, and cost savings. Hospitals often struggle with locating essential equipment, which leads to delays in care and added expenses. Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) provide a powerful solution by offering precise, real-time tracking of medical assets. Identifying Inefficiencies and Risks in Medical Equipment Management Healthcare facilities are constantly pressured to deliver timely and effective patient care, manage costs, and ensure safety. However, various challenges can ..read more
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Staff Safety with RTLS: The Case of Staff Duress
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by Ceren Açık
2w ago
In healthcare settings, the staff safety is a leading concern, directly affecting the quality of patient care and the overall work environment. Nurses and other healthcare workers face significant risks due to frequent interactions with stressed or aggressive patients and visitors, with 75% of healthcare workers reporting they do not feel safe at work. Unfortunately, this feeling is supported by data from the U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics, showing that 76% of all nonfatal workplace violence injuries target healthcare professionals. Traditional security measures often fall short in providin ..read more
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7 Ways to Increase Pedestrian Safety Around Forklifts in Industrial Workspaces
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by Ceren Açık
2w ago
In industrial environments where heavy machinery like forklifts is commonplace, ensuring the safety of pedestrians is crucial. Accidents involving forklifts can lead to severe injuries or even fatalities, making it imperative for companies to implement stringent safety measures for forklift pedestrian safety. OSHA reports that there are approximately 85 fatal accidents involving forklifts in the United States each year, and about 36% of these fatalities are pedestrians. These incidents also contribute to about 34,900 serious injuries and 61,800 non-serious injuries annually. Here are seven ..read more
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Managing Patient Wandering with Real-Time Location Systems
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by Ceren Açık
3w ago
In healthcare environments, ensuring patient safety is paramount, especially for those vulnerable to wandering or eloping due to cognitive impairments, psychiatric conditions, or brain injuries. Such patients may inadvertently enter unsafe areas, posing serious risks to themselves and causing concern among healthcare staff and family members. Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) provide a robust and effective tool to monitor these patients continuously. By employing RTLS, healthcare facilities can significantly reduce the risk of wandering events, enhancing safety for patients while offering pe ..read more
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‘A Stitch In Time’: RTLS And A Proactive Approach To Workplace Safety
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by Ceren Açık
2M ago
As published on Forbes by Ozgur Ulku (20 February 2024) Even as digitization continues to yield transformative impacts across every industry, creating greater efficiencies and smoother workflows, workplace safety remains a significant problem: In late 2023, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 5.7% uptick in workplace fatalities from 2021 to 2022, with a worker dying on average every 96 minutes. Occupations involving transportation, construction and material handling were particularly dangerous, with workers in these spaces composing nearly half of fatal workplace injur ..read more
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Meet Litum at Hannover Messe 2024
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by Ceren Açık
2M ago
Days Hours Minutes Seconds Litum is set to attend Hannover Messe 2024, an important event in the industrial sector that gathers experts and innovators from various fields. The show serves as a key platform for discussing new trends and technologies within the industry. Find Us at the Show Attendees are invited to visit our booth, located at A52 in Hall 17. Our team will be on hand to provide live demonstrations, engage in discussions, and address any questions regarding our products and services. Fostering a Future of Sustainable Industry At Litum, we recognize the importance of techno ..read more
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Enhancing Workplace Safety with Real-Time Location Tracking of Employees
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by Ceren Açık
2M ago
Ensuring employee safety is the cornerstone of organizational responsibility. From high-risk industrial sites to conventional offices, work environments can present various safety challenges that need proactive management. Employee safety is not only a regulatory requirement but also a reflection of a company’s dedication to its workforce. Neglecting this can result in significant human and financial consequences, affecting organizational morale and stability. The challenge for modern businesses lies in moving beyond traditional, reactive safety measures. There is an increasing demand for in ..read more
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Beyond the Heavy Lift: Forklift Accidents and Pathways to Safer Workplaces
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by Ceren Açık
3M ago
In the dynamic environments of warehouses, construction sites, and manufacturing plants across the globe, forklifts and other powered industrial trucks are pivotal in daily operations. These indispensable vehicles efficiently move heavy loads and maintain the flow of goods. Yet, their essential role comes with a responsibility to address the risks of accidents in a thoughtful manner, as these can have repercussions for individuals and businesses. Table of Contents The Human Cost of Forklift Accidents Forklift accidents are a major area of concern, with the Occupational Safety and Health ..read more
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