Improving Infusion Pump Usage and Utilization With RFID

By Doug

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A large regional hospital has implemented an RFID solution to track and manage IV pumps. Before deploying the system, the 385-bed facility discovered that nurses in gateway areas (where patients enter) often sought IV pumps, which would frequently collect within discharge areas. The process was prone to hoarding and hunting, resulting in the staff’s constant dissatisfaction. Past solutions required leasing, buying or renting additional pumps. While this provided a short-term relief, the latent root was never addressed and resolved. Learn how the facility decreased the number of IV pumps by 26 percent (from 923 units down to 700), by increasing equipment availability and eliminating frustrations.