2022 Stronger - PH326 - Equipment Found! Using an RTLS to Track Moveable Medical Equipment - On Demand
Novant Health deployed a real-time location service (RTLS) to track the location of movable equipment within the organization. Since deployment more than two years ago, we have greatly reduced loss of IV and sequential compression device pumps, telemetry boxes, and more. The savings from avoiding replacement of lost equipment is substantially greater than the annual fee of the Bluetooth-enabled RTLS system. Additionally, clinicians are reclaiming valuable time at the bedside by not having to search for equipment. Our next phase is to rightsize our equipment fleet to maximize efficiency using the capabilities and data from RTLS tracking.
- Healthcare Executives
- Other Healthcare Professionals
Discuss which equipment categories commonly incur loss and what causes these losses.
Define what an RTLS is and how it works.
Identify the multiple benefits of an RTLS.
Adam Worland, CPM, Sourcing Director, Novant Health, Kannapolis, NC
Cody Absher, Manager, Supply Chain Inventory Planning, Novant Health, Kannapolis, NC
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- 0.50 ACHE
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 General CE – Attendance