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    Adequate monitoring and tracking of controlled substances

    The US is in the middle of an opioid overdose epidemic. Overdoses involving any opioid, including prescription and illicit opioids, have been the cause of death of about 450,000 people from 1999 to 2018 in the country. Moreover, EMS providers and EDs have both seen a substantial growth, by nearly 33 percent from April to May of this year, in opioid overdoses since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic. This increment has affected all regions and nearly all demographic groups. From April through July 2020, Emergency Medical Service responses for opioid overdose were 22 percent higher than the same period last year, in Michigan alone.

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    Topics: Healthcare, Asset tracking, Security, Analytics, physical security

    Security 101 leads in improving school security: The Wallingford case

    Parkland, Fla., February 14, 2018. A shooter arrives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School at 2:19pm, fired the first shots at 2:21pm and his last shot at 2:27pm. At about 2:25pm, more than three minutes into the shooting, one of the school's campus monitors reported a Code Red -presence of a shooter in the premises- over the school’s internal radio system. At 2:32pm the first police officer entered the building where the killer had already left his massacre and was now blending in with hundreds of other students who were evacuating. Appallingly, the Parkland attack lasted 6 full minutes leaving 17 dead and 17 people injured.

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    Topics: Education, mass notifications, gunshot detection, Connecticut, school, Security 101, emergency communication system, notifications

    3 Ways to Protect Hospital Employees from Type I Violence

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    RFID technology and infant protection in hospitals

    Topics: Healthcare, Asset tracking, Asset Protection, security integration, RFID, infant tagging

    How analytics may help avoid discrepancies over face mask usage

    Topics: Healthcare, Property Management, Smart Video, Analytics, covid-19, analytics solutions, face mask, video analytics