RFID in Blood Transfusion Safety to be Examined
... Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a global leader in automatic wristband identification, and Georgetown University Hospital's (GUH's) Blood Bank will conduct a pilot study to explore how Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) wristband solutions
increase the efficiency and reliability of blood transfusion safety. PDC's Smart Band® RFID Wristband System will be used in the study.
For more than two years, GUH's Outpatient Infusion Service has used PDC bar code solutions as standard practice for double checking and verifying blood transfusions. Today, GUH is interested in learning whether RFID solutions can increase the efficiency and reliability of transfusion safety in instances where bar code ID isn't as effective...
... PDC's Smart Band acts as a portable, dynamic database that carries patient information to be used and updated during a patient's stay. Smart Band's accurate, automated system ensures the integrity of information between patient, host device, and/or hospital information system. Unlike bar code, RFID's non-line-of-site data transmission can be read through and around the human body, clothing, bed coverings and non-metallic materials. "We expect this study to show that RFID solutions complement bar code technologies and increase the efficiency and reliability of identifying patients, their blood samples and their intended blood for transfusion," adds Dr. Sandler...
About Georgetown University Hospital: Georgetown University Hospital is a 609-licensed bed, not-for-profit acute care teaching and research facility based in Northwest Washington, DC. Georgetown Hospital's clinical services represent one of the largest, most geographically diverse and fully integrated healthcare delivery networks in the area. GUH is home to the internationally-known Lombardi Cancer Center as well as nationally ranked programs in gynecology, cancer, digestive disorders, urology, rheumatology, neurology and neurosurgery and geriatrics. GUH is a proud member of MedStar Health.
About PDC: With nearly 50 years of experience, PDC is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of automatic identification wristband systems and quality healthcare products. The company introduced the first patient bar code ID wristband in 1984 and radio frequency identification (RFID) wristbands in 2000. PDC also provides premium healthcare products for labor & delivery, urology, and other applications. PDC's quality system meets the requirements of the International Standards Organization ISO-9001 certification, representing the finest in product service, design, and manufacturing. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com.
About AMTSystems: AMTSystems is a provider of automatic identification solutions in the healthcare arena and has been providing innovative products to hospitals since 1988. For more information about the full range of products and services available, call 800-569-9059 or email email@example.com.
Fastening a secure and tamper-evident adhesive closure, computer-generated Smart ScanBand can be simultaneously printed with bar code information and programmed with RFID information on demand at a frequency of 13.56 MHz. Available in a choice of three RFID inlets for use with RFID direct thermal printers.
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