Real-Time Locating System
Consider that you have been rushed to a large hospital that requires the immediate presence of a specialist in your physical problem, as well as a special device such as an electric shock, etc. Now, the emergency department supervisor should call the equipment and specialists you need very soon, but is it possible to manage the emergency situation properly only by using the paging system? How do you know the exact location of the device or the nearest specialist doctor to the emergency room?
Well, it is better to use another example to understand the need to use the positioning system.
Some hospital equipment is very expensive and there is no economic justification to buy it for different parts of the hospital and often it is necessary to move this equipment between different parts during the day, which makes it very difficult to find these devices. On the other hand, there is always the issue of equipment theft or loss.
Now we can go to patients and see what RTLS does for them!
If you pay a little attention, you will see many people who are usually wandering between the floors of the hospital and have to constantly go through the hospital routine, from the doctor's visit to the laboratory and radiology and so on. . . Refer to the information. How nice it would be if we could plan for each client!
People who are hospitalized may get out of bed or out of the room several times and go to the bathroom or private areas of the hospital. If something happens to this patient, such as a drop in blood pressure or loss of consciousness, how can the ward nurse find out?
But what is the role of online positioning system in solving these problems?
Everyone present in the hospital, including doctors and nurses, and in general, from hospital staff to equipment, clients and hospitalized patients, has an active tag that shows their exact location in the hospital. .
Doctors and nurses have a necklace that, while specifying the name and position of the person in question, provides the ability for paging and locating personnel for the hospital manager or ward supervisor.
Medical devices are also located by another form of tag that can be connected to equipment.
Patients also have wristbands that, in addition to detecting the patient's location, can also control a number of vital signs.
Now the hospital manager or the head of the ward can very easily sit in front of the monitor and view the above information online and in video.
It should be noted that some of these devices have the ability to connect to the hospital HIS system and detailed planning can be done for clients.
How RTLS works:
There is a wireless infrastructure network throughout the hospital that covers all parts of the hospital wirelessly. Now, these active tags identify three access points around them by sending alternating and scheduled pulses, and with the help of a predefined building map, they can find their longitude, latitude and longitude (xyz) coordinates on the map. And be displayed in the manager's monitor in a schematic and user-friendly way.
Also, for these tags, a valid geographical area can be defined so that if personnel, equipment or patients leave the area, a warning will be sent to the system administrator or the person himself.
Another advantage of this system is obtaining accurate hospital statistics and information and also creating customer satisfaction (Patient Satisfaction).
This system is designed in different departments of traffic control of patients, doctors and nurses, employees, mothers and children and equipment, which provides many capabilities to the hospital using RFID technology.
Protecting Employees in Crisis: Employee access and prompt assistance
Monitoring the number of appointments made by doctors and patients
Personnel monitor in active and inactive condition
Reporting the movement status of personnel in selected time periods
Quick access of patients to medical staff if needed
Reduction of unreasonable claims, working hours, overtime,
Improve employee status, operational capacity and reduce waiting time
High accuracy in locating patients
Cutting edge automatic fall detection technology
Automatic notification in case of inactivity or sudden movement
Effective management of active nurses
Patient traffic range control and definition of virtual traffic range for patients
Ability to prepare reports from the range of motion in different time periods
Raise quality levels in service delivery
Possibility to prepare a report on the history of patients' movement, movement range, times and places of traffic and the amount of time spent in rooms
Ability to create virtual demarcation: When the patient crosses the defined range of motion, alarm systems automatically notify
mother and child
Prevent baby mix ups by matching infant with mother
Prevent baby theft
Controlling the movement and mobility of infants inside hospitals and medical centers
Preparation of reports in a selected period of children's movement and mobility
Control babies and children moving and resting
Improve family satisfaction more than usual
Improve access to existing resources
Determine critical locations at required times
Monitor the condition of the equipment used
Targeted asset management, maintenance and replacement management
Recover and manage lost, silenced or stolen property
Improve control of assets and essential and unnecessary and non-consumption purchases
All equipment is in optimal condition in the ambulance in order to effectively respond to emergency calls
Continuous scanning in the ambulance and preparing a list of life symptoms
Compare the signs of life with the main signs and characteristics in order to discover differences
The main part of this system is web-based software, whose very useful features can improve the quality of hospital services and collection management.
Advanced alert management
Emergency help calling and call escalation until closed
Environment monitoring and alert notification when the indicators exceed the allowed limit
Warning by creating too much distance between mother and child
Temperature change alert
Control the number of personnel in the required range or specific range