The Hugs™ system delivers an unprecedented level of security against infant abduction, yet requires little administration and training. Trusted by hundreds of hospitals worldwide, the Hugs™ system offers the reliability that you and your staff can depend on every day to keep your infants safe.
It’s a choice leading hospitals have made. And a choice parents, midwives, nurses, administrators and security staff alike can wholly support.
Here’s how the Hugs system works. Every infant in your unit wears a Hugs tag with a unique ID number on the ankle, and every exit point is electronically monitored to detect the tags. This means staff and family can move infants freely within the protected zone, but no one can remove an infant from the unit without your staff being alerted.
Beyond this superior and active supervision of infants, the Hugs system monitors its own functionality and alerts staff of any problems.
The Hugs system will alert your staff if:
- Someone tries to exit via a monitored door or elevator with a protected infant, without authorization.
- The strap has been cut or tampered with.
- The tag’s signal has not been detected by the system for a specified time period.
- The tag’s battery power is low.
- An authorized exit has occurred but someone tries to “piggyback” through the protected exit with another infant.
- An authorized exit has occurred but the infant has not been returned to the designated safe area in the specified time.
Add Kisses mother/infant matching for total infant protection
Just bring mother and baby together and the optional Kisses component will alert you to a wrong match. By adding the Kisses option to your Hugs system, you have an easy, effective and electronic enhancement to manual band-matching systems. Here’s how it works.
Each mother wears a small, comfortable Kisses tag. It is bonded with her infant’s Hugs tag at birth and for the duration of their hospital stay. Every time the two are brought together, an audible signal from the infant’s tag immediately alerts you of a mismatch—even if there are other infants in the room. There’s nothing to visually check or match, just the clear sound of the Kisses component to ensure that you always deliver the right baby to the right mother.
The Hugs™ System Advantage
Easy-attach tag with automatic enrollment
The Hugs™ tag attaches in seconds and is automatically enrolled in the software. Protection can start right in the delivery room.
No manual tests
The Hugs™ system requires no manual testing of infant tags or other devices to make sure they’re working. The Hugs™ software continually monitors the status of all devices, and will generate an alarm if something goes wrong.
Automatic mother/infant matching
With the Kisses™ option, the Hugs™ system automatically alerts you if the wrong baby is brought to the wrong mother. There are no numbers to match and no wall-mounted lamps to check.
Support now, and in the future
Turun UK is with you every step of the way as you implement and use your system, with a wide range of materials and services.
The Hugs™ system offers a wide range of viewing options. Users see only the menus and commands they need, all in a standard Windows® environment.
The Hugs™ system ensures full supervision of all components, including the tag, with each tag sending a Heartbeat™ status message every 10 seconds. If the system doesn’t receive these messages for a specified time period, an alarm is automatically generated.