Using simple point and click scanning, the system holds data on what implant has been used for which patient, allowing staff to quickly and safely track down any products in the event of a product being recalled for safety reasons.
The new Atticus system uses GS1 Barcodes and ‘hands free’ RFID tags to track what stock we have and what we are using, making sure everything is in date and we can find what we need for our patients at all times. By automatically re-ordering what we use, clinical teams will no longer waste time on ordering. In the Cath Labs alone, this has been calculated as 25 hours per week extra to spend on improving the quality of patient care – the equivalent of 3 days of a full-time clinician.
“Releasing clinicians’ time away from administrative tasks such as ordering stock has to be a priority. The Scan 4 Safety project in RCH’s Cath Labs has effectively released 3 days per week of a full-time clinician back to patient care. In addition, this project provides significant benefits for patient safety, providing patient data that will enable a rapid response in the event of any product safety recall.”
Ethna McCarthy, Director of Strategy & Business Development
“The Scan 4 Safety project aims to allow us to free -up more time, providing care for our patients within the Cardiac Catheter Labs. The scanners are very quick and simple to use, and the team were trained very swiftly. The inventory management system also allows us to accurately and safely track implantable products, and be able to access live data of what stock is on the shelf”
Rob Benton-Smith, Charge Nurse, Cardiac Catheter Labs
Over the next 5 months we will be rolling the inventory management scan4safety project out to all interventional areas and operating theatres.
From better patient safety and experience, to improved operational efficiency, the benefits Scan4Safety can provide are clear. If you have a project we can help you with please get in touch.
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