Physical therapists use purposeful activities to rehabilitate and improve the lives of their patients. However, the fact less talked about in this job is the verbal and physical assault therapists face at work. Violence against therapists is quite common in clinical settings and adversely affects the therapists’ professional and personal lives.
Your passion for providing people personalized support so they can live their life to the fullest is admirable, but I want to ensure that you are safe. An affirmation that you are not alone in case of emergencies will improve your job satisfaction.
Occupational therapy is a physically demanding job. You have to face emotional and physical stress when some of your patients stop showing improvement and reach a plateau.
At times, nothing seems to work, and that is when patient misbehavior is at its peak. Arrogant, condescending behaviors or patients questioning your diligence for them can impair your physical and professional functioning.
Healthcare workers are generally at risk, period. According to Worksafe Victoria, 95% of all healthcare professionals have faced physical or verbal assault during their careers. You are much more vulnerable to patient violence than professionals in other healthcare settings because of working alone.
You need a personal safety device to ensure that help is at hand in cases of violence, theft, assault, or medical emergency.
You work alone, unsupervised, behind closed doors with potentially aggressive patients in standalone clinics or their residences. Besides verbal abuse, physical injury cases are considerably high for occupational therapists.
The average day for an occupational therapist involves plenty of bending, walking, stretching, and lifting when working alongside patients and their environments.
Hence, the incidence of musculoskeletal injuries in healthcare industries is 71.2% compared with 54.8% in other areas of the wok. Back injuries and manual handling-related injuries are also substantially high.
Dealing with negative comments from patients, their family members, and medical professionals about scheduling appointments can add to the stress. Long work hours, patients’ misbehavior, and heavy patients also add to the problems. There are also chances of infection due to body secretions.
The cause of these significant figures can be, besides the agitated patients, no supervision and workplace stress associated with this physically tiring job. I believe that a personal safety device will relieve your anxiety and guarantee help whenever needed.
We have created the Silent Beacon panic button, a wearable Bluetooth personal safety device that pairs with your smartphone or watch. The purpose is to discreetly send signals to the emergency response team for help. Currently, Silent Beacon is the only personal safety device on the market with zero monthly fees.
Our technology allows you to call any number, including 911, with the touch of a button. Simultaneously, it can send any family, friends, or emergency services you have chosen, texts, push notifications, and email alerts allowing you to receive help faster.
Upon activation, your current real-time GPS location is automatically shared with your emergency contact. They can track your location at all times until they reach for help. The directions feature on the complimentary app directs you if you’re at a patient’s residence at an unfamiliar location.
Different emergencies require different responses. In case of a medical emergency, you’ll want to call an ambulance, but if faced with physical abuse, you’d want to save yourself first and report it to authorities. Silent Beacon allows you to customize who you alert for help via email, push notification, text message, or phone call.
Set your Silent Beacon to ping 911, emergency personnel, or loved ones with one press of a button. Our panic button is the only wearable personal safety device on the market that allows you to choose which phone number you wish to call during an emergency.
Silent Beacon safety panic button app helps you instantly connect with loved ones in an emergency situation. You can instantly alert loved ones with your GPS location as well as call emergency personnel such as 911. With one touch, you can send text messages, push notifications, emails and send voice calls to your pre-stored emergency contacts inside the emergency App.
Best of all, unlike our competitors, there are no mandatory monthly fees, and the emergency alert app is FREE! You can free download the Silent Beacon emergency alert safety app that helps you instantly connect with loved ones in an emergency situation.
Alert multiple people in your emergency contacts at once to be connected to the personal safety app. Set your primary contact and activate a voice alert. View real-time GPS location and toggle between satellite and map view.
Forward the information to other people or emergency personnel. Turn on or off the calling feature with our custom alert options for your primary contact and enable alerts to be sent in text messages.
While efficiently working for your safety, the silent beacon has an environmental-friendly, intricate design. We have used UL-certified, fire-resistant plastic for panic buttons. The devices do not contain any harmful or toxic chemicals and hence can be used in the long term.
The panic button has a rechargeable battery and allows you to monitor battery life for added peace of mind. It comes with a free accessory clip allowing you complete mobility. A large speaker is equipped with a noise cancellation microphone for clear communication.
You can disable the sounds and LEDs with silent alert mode and discretely call for help without anyone knowing.
Many people depend on your ability to survive and live a purposeful life. You are the beacon of hope for those you’re helping achieve better physical, emotional, and cognitive functioning.
Wearing the Panic Button will ensure that you have the required assistance to deescalate an unwanted circumstance at work.
Continue serving humanity while staying safe with Silent Beacon.