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Infant Security System

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by sarahmRN sarahmRN (New) New

My hospital has HALO infant security system and it will not be supported anymore at the end of the year. We are in a rush to make a good decision about a new infant security system. Can anyone offer advice or suggestions with regard to the infant security system you currently use? Is it reliable? easy to use? do you have lots of false alarms?

thanks in advance

OneDuckyRN

Specializes in ICU. Has 3 years experience.

My facility uses HUGS, and it works pretty well provided that the equipment is used correctly. Most of our false alarms are "user error," meaning that tags are applied incorrectly, or nurses are cutting tags off without having them discharged first, or nurses are taking babies out of the unit for testing without signing out the tags first. If you take all of those things out of the equation, the number of alarms gets cut WAY down.