medical drug transfusion mobility

The prime goal of hospitals all over the world is to reduce every-day errors. These errors, apart from having monetary influences, also pose a severe harm to patients. According to a recent study, medication errors alone cause sickness, injury or death to at least 1.5 m in the US alone, at a conservative cost of $3.5b each year. In such a scenario,improving medical care at the point of patient contact becomes a necessity.
A combination of issues such as shortage of nurses owing to high patient footfall, piles of data files that have to be monitored, procedural complexities etc. may often lead to the growing error rate. If real-time access to computer-based systems is not available, information moves manually, leaving room for inaccuracy and inserting time into everyday processes

Mobility and automation in medical/transfusion administration and patient monitoring is the need of the hour. The typical medical transfusion process goes like this: Nurses or in-charge person checks the central system for orders, transcribes that information via paper and pen, compares the handwritten information to the patient chart, checks the patient wristband to verify identity, delivers the appropriate dose and then transcribes the updated information back to the central system. Though this cycle is simple it poses a source for delays and errors. Much of the time is spent in constantly travelling to either the central nursing station or the patient’s room to perform critical tasks.

Due to human errors in manually noting down details from central location, often there is danger of a patient receiving an incorrect dosage. If a time log is missed, the patient may receive double transfusion of medication at shift change.

Our medical drug transfusion & administrationsolution aims to reduce errors in medication administration and improve the quality of patient care by automating and mobilizing this process using mobile computers and wireless networking, along with industry-standard bar code labels and patient wristbands. When the staff are equipped with data capture enabled mobile devices, connected to central server, the result is a more efficient nursing workforce and improved patient safety. The right patient is delivered the right dose, at the right time. Also, the nurses can interact with the designated physician for any queries. As the mobile computing units come equipped with barcode scanners, staff can check medicine details such as expiry etc.

Automation empowers your nurses to take action at any time, providing the efficiency and improvements that help address the nursing shortage as well as the error-proofing required to improve safety and quality at the point of care.

Solution benefits:

  • Easily and accurately obtain information.
  • Reduce medication errors and adverse drug events (ADEs) by accessing the most current data about patients and their medications.
  • Lower litigation costs stemming from preventable errors.
  • Eliminate record keeping redundancy.
  • Improve patient care by increasing clinical staff efficiency and accuracy.