Duress Pagers (EkoTek) in the Emergency Department - SCH

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• It is a mandatory requirement that all staff in the Emergency Department (ED) are provided with, and wear, a mobile duress pager when on duty. • Mobile duress pagers are provided by SCHN as personal protective equipment (PPE). • All staff working in the Emergency Department must be able to summon assistance when necessary. • SCHN ensures that the guiding principles outlined in the Policy Directive People and Property 2013 is complied with. • The procedure outlines the use of the mobile duress pager, training requirements, compliance monitoring, evaluation and auditing.

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