The Finochietto sanatorium is a hospital Private located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, providing care services and maternity and surgical care from clinical pathologies 2011.
The institution uses cutting-edge technology for comprehensive care of the patient and his family to carry out 15.000 surgeries a year, 1.800 births, 1.000 procedures hemodynamics and give attention to 20.000 patients in clinics and 8.000 entering the guard every month.
The Finochietto Sanitarium decided implement RFID solutions in the process of washing clothes and uniforms bed to achieve the following objectives:
Eliminate lost items hospitality and hospitalization, as well as administrative staff uniforms, nurses and doctors which represented a significant expense for institution.
Reduce risks cross contamination from preventing unauthorized departure of all textiles of the institution.
Ensure that clothing hospital is washed meeting the requirements established health, avoiding that staff can remove your clothes and wash processes that do not meet aseptic requirements and proper sterilization for health hospital.
Eliminate human errors count linens and uniforms when they went to the laundry or when They entered the Sanatorium, process was done manually to leave record the number of items and their location.
Reduce security risks bio personnel involved in handling and counting garments that come from cirujia and might contain some piercing and cutting element
The solution: Implement RFID
The Finochietto Sanatorium implemented the solution Laundry RFID Solution, developed by Telectronic. The same It is composed of hardware and software specially designed for health industry whose task is to control the total flat clothing and uniforms each employee of institution, whether doctors, nurses and administrative staff.
This solution allowed the Sanatorium Finochietto to identify and trace each asset reducing costs and losses besides having a full level of visibility into the status of each garment and inventory availability. Likewise, It lets meet standards national health and providing a safe and reliable service for patients.
The first step in the implementation was RFID TAG identify with each one of the items (uniform, sheets and towels) used by the institution. These tags are specially designed and developed for use in the hospitality industry, therefore resist high temperatures washings, ironing, sterilization and complex medical studies such as MRIs.
To control sending dirty clothes It is sent to the laundry, RFID cabinets were installed that account for garments Dirty found in plastic bags without the staff have contact with contaminated contents.
When entering the clean clothes from the laundry is performed the same process, garments are controlled the same way, without having to count them one by one, thus saving time very valuable staff and eliminating errors in the process.
To prevent leakage of active They installed at all entrances and expenses of Finochietto Sanatorium portals RFID can recognize when any asset of the institution is leaving without authorization.
Control audits in stock uniform deposits and the hospital wards are held using portable RFID terminals which allow a visibility Real-time amount of clothing available to the sanatorium.
Due to the criticality and impact of these processes in the field of health, Telectronic implement art equipment Zebra Technologies, global leader in provision of equipment for identification and data capture.
The results sight. Benefits of the implementation.
Thanks to the implementation of Laundry RFID Solution Sanatorium optimized Finochietto times the destibanan employees to accounting unit by unit bedding or uniform, reducing inconsistencies in stock, improving asset visibility and know their location and status in real time.
stock audits are conducted in uniform deposition and the various hospital wards in a flexible and confiable, having a traceability that allows to know which articles and sizes that are within the Sanatorium Finochietto.
drain assets are also eliminated Sanatorium reducing theft and loss, thus avoiding buying unnecessary new units and represents a significant savings for the institution.
By last, se mejoró la bioseguridad del personal que manipula la ropa hospitalaria ya que no necesitan tener contacto con las prendas.