Application of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Enhance Operating Room Patients Safety

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155068
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Application of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Enhance Operating Room Patients Safety
Abstract:
Application of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Enhance Operating Room Patients Safety
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Wang, Wen-Yen, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Title:Head Nurse
21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Accidents or mistakes coming from surgery are not unusual cases, leading to insecurity or severe damage to patients. Previously, the patient identification was done by checking the tag stuck to patients' wrists by nurses personally and we found that the cases of incorrectly identifying patients amounted to six due to heavy loading of staff, it took 505 seconds per patient to be identified by staff personally and that alarms or connected messages were still unavailable in our computer system so far as incorrect identification of patients receiving surgery happened. This proposal introducing RFID into the process of identifying patients receiving surgery, combining RFID with current computer system, and setting up a new procedure to identify patients, made the number of cases of incorrect identification of patients become zero surveyed by a simplified process investigating flow chart. We also find that this proposal can reduce the time spent in patient identification by 71%, from 505 seconds to 145 seconds. Our results suggest that application of RFID can not only increase the rate of correct identification of patients and safe medical procedures, but also decrease personal mistakes, and then reaches the goal of assuring security of patients receiving surgery.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleApplication of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Enhance Operating Room Patients Safetyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155068-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Application of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Enhance Operating Room Patients Safety</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wang, Wen-Yen, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Chang Gung Memorial Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Head Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">yen06a@adm.cgmh.org.tw</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Accidents or mistakes coming from surgery are not unusual cases, leading to insecurity or severe damage to patients. Previously, the patient identification was done by checking the tag stuck to patients' wrists by nurses personally and we found that the cases of incorrectly identifying patients amounted to six due to heavy loading of staff, it took 505 seconds per patient to be identified by staff personally and that alarms or connected messages were still unavailable in our computer system so far as incorrect identification of patients receiving surgery happened. This proposal introducing RFID into the process of identifying patients receiving surgery, combining RFID with current computer system, and setting up a new procedure to identify patients, made the number of cases of incorrect identification of patients become zero surveyed by a simplified process investigating flow chart. We also find that this proposal can reduce the time spent in patient identification by 71%, from 505 seconds to 145 seconds. Our results suggest that application of RFID can not only increase the rate of correct identification of patients and safe medical procedures, but also decrease personal mistakes, and then reaches the goal of assuring security of patients receiving surgery.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:30:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:30:40Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.