Care Management Systems from Guard Patrol Products
Every care home owes its residents a duty of care and is obliged to consider what they are required to do to encompass the broad range of services that a nursing home may provide. The facility is also required to provide competent staff, safe equipment, and safe premises.
With the well-being of patients at the core, here at Guard Patrol Products we understand the moral and legal obligation of care institutions to ensure the safety of patients, employees, and caregivers. This helped us develop our Patrol Management Fire Watch management solutions that lend a hand to counter typical areas of concern such as fire safety, personal safety, cleaning, security, health and protection of individuals.
So, if you are providing care to the highest standard and following all of the various health care guidelines and an incident occur or a complaint is made, how can you accurately prove that your staff are performing their duties correctly and that you have fulfilled your duty of care obligations?
Our solutions have been used by many care and healthcare institutions over recent years. Let’s dive deeper into some situations where this system proves its worth. +
Handwritten reports are widely seen as no longer providing enough evidence to confirm that someone was where they said they were and when due to the fact they can be composed at any time.
Our proof of presence systems use an electronic data collection device to record when your staff member visits a resident, to record the actions that they take and to record any process undertaken such as a fire walk, checks for spillages in public areas (to minimize slip injuries) and when areas are cleaned. All of these duties can be substantiated for evidential purposes at the click of a button on a computer keyboard, to produce an unalterable “Proof of Presence” report for the time period associated with the incident or complaint and which confirms staff presence, the action taken and the processes undertaken.
Duty of Care Support & Monitoring
Care homes have multiple admissions with unique requirements. The tasks usually comprise a few regular checks coupled with some patient-specific ones.
Our Checkpoints can be placed in any location, and if required a specific task assigned to each of them. The caregiver uses our durable data readers to read the touch button before/after they complete the task. The Checkpoint notes the date, time, unique ID and name of the person who used the reader.
Fire Watch Reporting
Ensure that your health and safety team are carrying out the required fire inspection walks and that the fire doors are checked to meet the requirements of your local authority or Fire Marshal. Your employees attend the required area during their patrol, checks the Fire Doors are functional and for anything that could cause a fire, reviews preventive measures (like fire extinguishers) and reads the Checkpoint of the equipment/area, marking the task complete.
Equipment Maintenance Records
Care facilities have a plethora of equipment, some related to healthcare and others for general safety & hazard prevention. Regardless of their use, all need a regular maintenance schedule.
You can use our devices to record a detailed report of the time and date when a specific piece of equipment was checked or maintained.
As a management tool, our Proof of Presence solutions can efficiently supervise and monitor all collected data in one easy-to-access place. The in-built report generator can be used to analyse the data, create reports that can be printed, exported to Excel, viewed on screen, or saved to PDF and emailed to management.
With a complete range of solutions from a standalone computer to a cloud-based system with manual data collection or real-time collection via GPRS or Wi-Fi and a choice of checkpoint technologies, we have solutions that fit any organization or environment.
Contact us on 0800 817 4259 or to find out more or to discuss your requirements in more detail.