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RFID Technology Helps Automation of Medical Device Disinfection

rfid used in medical device disinfection

Maintenance of surgical instruments management has always been a concern for medical staff. because these devices are commonly small and easy to lose during the process of Storage, cleaning, disinfection and surgery. Most medical institutions have set up professional equipment disinfection service centers or supply departments for medical equipment disinfection.RFID technology can effectively carry out the rapid collection and recording of item information, forming electronic file, information technology, automated management.


RFID can help hospitals to manage processes, providing a real-time and accurate and automated way of recording electronic information by installing electronic tags on each device. RFID does not require hospitals to introduce new process systems, it can seamlessly interface with the existing system processes in hospitals, providing relevant information about each aspect of the process. The entire system can also be automatically updated when the device is repaired or maintained


Preventing surgical infections is a matter of great concern to all medical institutions, and the Hospital Supply Department can indeed reduce and avoid infection through automated disinfection management processes, ensuring that all surgical instruments are strictly disinfected and dried, as well as properly stored and used. RFID enables the automated management of the entire disinfection process and optimizes the leasing management procedures for equipment

RFID technology has acheived the main fuctions as below


1. In the preoperative disinfection supply section, surgical equipment cleaning needs to go through multiple processes. The omission of any procedure may lead to security risks, rfid automatic identification technology can effectively solve this problem.


2. Using RFID readers and readers to detect the surgical instruments packaging and classification , in order to find possible omissions in the packaging process;


3. operating room equipment management, intraoperative management mainly includes preoperative examination, postoperative examination, doctor confirmation. each link needs to be accurately identified to avoid the serious consequences of the loss of surgical instruments;


4. Integrated information management, statistical inquiry, reporting system.


Hospitals using RFID technology for automatic control of surgical instruments in all aspect, reducing manual inventory trays and instruments, replaced by RFID readers automatically collect reading range with RFID electronic tags. This data can be used to analyze blind spots and defects in the management process and promote the quality improvement and optimization of medical device management.

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