Surgical Instrument Tracking

Surgical equipment tracking for asset management and safety.

Our surgical safety scanner solution provides the most advanced technology that assists healthcare organisation in improving the efficiency, quality and safety of their surgical equipment.

 

Surgical scanner allow you to automated the tracking of surgical instruments or tools used on its patients via radio frequency identification (RFID), in order to speed up the process of packing the tools onto trays, ensure that no instruments are left inside a patient or misplaced, and track their lifespan.

 

Our Surgical Safety Scanner system, consists of passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) tags, handheld readers and software to manage the collected read data. The software also links each tag ID number with a particular instrument’s photos, manufacturer, part number and history.

 

The solution enables the clinic to overcome several challenges hospital staff face. Each surgery requires a specific set of tools, but it can be difficult to differentiate between one tool-packed tray and another. Many of the instruments look alike, so the wrong item could end up on a tray unless each tray is double- or triple-checked during the manual packing process. Once a packed tray is wrapped following sterilization, it can also be difficult to determine and confirm which tools are on it. As a result, the wrong tray could be taken to surgery. The tools are expensive (some priced at $500 to $1,500) and can end up missing. When this occurs tracing back where a particular instrument was lost is often impossible.

 

The Surgical Safety Scanner system is designed to automate the process of counting and managing surgical instruments and supplies, both before and after surgery and washing cycles.

 

The manual tracking process is highly time-consuming that it usually takes two employees four minutes to count instruments for a typical surgical tray. Once the procedure is finished, the tools must be counted again, which takes longer—usually about 10 minutes, in part because the instruments are dirty and more difficult to identify. Using surgical scanner requires about 30 seconds for a single worker to accomplish the same task simply by waving a handheld reader over the tray.

 

Specialties

Surgical Instrument Tracking, RFID, Medical Device Tracking, Surgical Instrument RFID, Medical Device RFID

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