Tracking Medical Equipment with RFID tag
Tracking Medical Equipment with RFID tags”
Hospital facilities are increasingly growing which is making it difficult for the hospital staffs to keep track of assets, patients, doctors, nurses, and medical equipment. That is where a RFID solution can resolve many pain points within the hospital setting. RFID’s (Radio-frequency identifications) are used in hospitals to track all the assets and create an efficient workspace. Hospitals are great locations to use RFID tracking tags. Many hospitals have already begun implementing RFID solutions to track various assets throughout the entire hospital.
In a large-scale hospital facility, it can be difficult to keep track assets and prevent losses. There are many different departments in a hospital and each department tends to hoard the medical equipment for their own use. This makes it difficult for the staff to find the medical equipment when the time is critical. Lost assets cost money, time, and possibly the patient’s success during their hospital stay. Lost medical equipment inventories such as wheelchairs, syringes, hospital beds, monitoring devices, portable x-ray machines, stretchers, defibrillators, oxygen tanks, infusion pumps could delay a patient from receiving critical care when it is needed the most. Portable Hospital Equipment can be worth tens of thousands of dollars.
A RFID asset tracking solution alleviates the stress in tracking down medical equipment, prevents reordering of equipment, and can locate equipment lost to other departments through-out the hospital making equipment readily available. RFID asset tracking also helps hospitals improve patient care by ensuring medical devices and instruments are sterilized. As well as ensuring all the components of implants are present and accurate before and after a surgery.
RFID asset tracking gives doctors and nurse a real-time view within the hospital software system, they have a complete visualization of all the interactions with the patient. This allows staff to efficiently track the administer medicine, therapy, or even room cleaning. RFID has the ability tracks the doses of opiates ensuring the patient has not taken more than the recommended dosage during a specific time-period.
CCL has been converting RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) and NFC (Near Field Communication) chips for 14 years for customers in all markets, not just healthcare. CCL maintains cutting edge technology for converting RFID and NFC chips with the capability of customizing labels that will fit CCL’s customers’ needs for many different applications, styles, and frequencies. CCL plans on enhancing RFID and NFC capabilities by continuing to invest in new RFID/NFC equipment to stay at the leading edge of RFID/NFC label and packaging conversion.
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Contact: Karl Hoelper