The location monitoring of important assets, such as medication and emergency equipment supplied crash carts
, in real time and over time enables hospital staff to tackle safety problems and increase efficiency, thereby reducing costs while improving patient outcomes.
I spearheaded a redesign of the crash carts
and rapid sequence intubation modules, to improve access and ease of use in critical situations.
27, 2016, of potential safety risks associated with battery-powered mobile medical carts, noting that it is aware of reports of "explosion, fires, smoking, or overheating of equipment that required hospital evacuations associated with the batteries in these carts." Battery-powered mobile medical carts include crash carts
, medication dispensing carts, and carts that carry and power medical devices for point of care, barcode scanners, and patient monitoring.
The American Board of Crash Carts
(ABCC) released updated Maintenance of Crash Cart
(MOCC) guidelines for 2016 as follows:
These included use of AED/BLS (Automatic External Defibrillator/Basic Life Support) with associated rhythm recognition, application of manual biphasic defibrillation, application of external pacing application of synchronized cardioversion, and knowledge of components of the hospital's crash carts
and chart documentation.
US-based hospital supply chain services firm LeeSar in Fort Myers, Florida has selected US-based hospital intralogistics automation specialist Aethon's MedEx TraySafe product to streamline their medication tray and kit processing for improving safety and compliance of preconfigured trays used in crash carts
, Aethon said on Friday.
Equipment will include hospital beds, crash carts
, an AED trainer, CPR trainers, mobile medication center and audiovisual equipment with recording capabilities.
The medical community counts on rechargeable betteries to power everything from life-saving medical equipment like portable defibrillators, heart monitors, vital sign analyzers, life support machinery, xray machines, wheelchairs and medical crash carts
to communication equipment such as cell phones, laptop computers and two-way radios.
"I was absolutely petrified as they brought in ECG machines and crash carts
, thinking 'We've lost the babies - is Dawn next?' It was a close call."
Hospitals use "active RFID" to track "Crash Carts
" and other critical mobile equipment.
Anesthesia and Crash carts
come standard with a tracking caster, making them easy to maneuver when pushed over long distances.
The solution is ideal for customers such as health care centers that need real-time location information for crash carts
, wheelchairs or patients.
tests and markets the company's biometrically secured garage door openers, thermostats, deadbolts and home alarm keypads and, smartTOUCH Medical, Inc., designs, tests and markets biometrically secured medical crash carts
, rolling medicine carts and portable biometric patient medical information devices.
"We need oxygen!" "And a crash cart
!" After those cries were heard several times, oxygen and crash carts
were put in centralized locations and additional ones were placed near the security guards and in the lobby.