The new Atticus system uses GS1 Barcodes and ‘hands free’ RFID tags to track what stock there is and what is being used, making sure everything is in date and the right item for patients can be found at all times. By automatically re-ordering what is used, clinical teams no longer waste time on ordering.
Team Lead, Zoe Martin said,
“The Interventional Radiology team is very excited to implement Scan4Safety’s Inventory management system. The work began by upgrading our store room facilities, which was completed without any impact on the clinical service. The Scan4Safety team were fantastic and supported us though every step of the project.
“By using Scan4Safety we are able to track and trace implants to patients, and when stock is used it will automatically be ordered, ensuring stock is replenished without delay. The nursing team previously spent up to 6 hours per week ordering, unpacking and receipting stock, but this time can now be invested into direct clinical care time which will benefit patients.”
The next phase of Scan4Safety’s rollout of the Atticus inventory management system will be St Michael’s Theatres. Eventually Scan4Safety will be implementing this system departments right across the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust.