Location tracking for Safety Equipment

Safety equipment is important in hospitals, keeping up with inspection and maintenance of safety equipment for staff and patient safety. Yet few systems are in place for streamlining this task.

X-Tracking™ supports real-time tracking of thousands of medical devices and other assets with different configurations of hardware, software components and tracking technologies. Finding, inspecting and reporting on safety equipment is made fast and minimize compliancy issues. 

Our solutions are based on four main components: the user interface, Backend engine and integration layer, tags and tag readers. Allow us to introduce you to our solution!

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CAN YOU RELATE TO THESE CHALLENGES ?

  • Spending too much time finding and inspecting safety equipment
  • Safety equipment is recorded in a local spreadsheet or even on paper
  • Lack of overview of inspection dates
  • Overdue maintenance dates leading to compliance issues
  • Safety inspectors struggling to keep up providing service
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TAG READING HARDWARE

The RFID tags mounted on safety equipment are read by xReaders installed in logistic choke points and by RFID Handheld Terminals carried by safety inspectors. The laser-etched barcode on RFID tags can be scanned by the RFID Handheld Terminal.

xReaders are UHF RFID readers with ceiling mounted RFID antennas that are installed at both sides of a logistic choke point such as entries to departments and service facilities in the hospital. xReaders automatically read and track safety equipment through choke points. Reading distance in a choke point is reduced to 3-4 meters and timing is within 1-2 seconds.

RFID Handheld Terminals are used by safety inspectors to manually register safety equipment for inspection and change the status of a medical device e.g. inspecting a respiratory mask and change status to Available, whereby a new inspection date for the mask can be issued.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT TAGS

Safety equipment is tagged with flexible rubber RFID tags. One RFID tag is mounted on respiratory masks, face shield, surgical masks in a position, where it can be easily read by ceiling mounted RFID antennas and RFID Handheld Terminals. The RFID tags are made of rubber to withstand intensive disinfection and washing. The RFID tag is programmed with a GIAI code and displays a laser-etched GIAI 2D barcode and human readable text.

The RFID tag is read by RFID antennas installed at logistic choke points throughout the hospital, which may already have been installed for medical device tracking. At each choke point, the safety equipment automatically changes location in X-Tracking when passing through the choke point.

LYNGSOE LIVE LOGISTICS™ - FULL INTEGRATION

Lyngsoe LIVE Logistics manages and handles data consolidation of tag readings from all safety equipment, processing of data captured from barcodes and RFID tags. It handles location management and location master data.

Lyngsoe LIVE Logistics manages a trace database and provides validated tracking information for safety equipment through a standard EPCIS interface to frontend applications or ERP systems. Master data for safety equipment can be created and maintained in X-Tracking to replace local spreadsheets.

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