School of Oral Health Care Copenhagen counts on UHF RFID for its dental equipment

Bo Danielsen talks in Forum 5: RFID in Medical Processes at the RFID tomorrow 2016 on September 19th and 20th in Dusseldorf

(PresseBox) (Lüneburg, ) Tracking of dental instruments improves patient safety and improves hygiene

Hygiene, inventory accuracy, patient safety: medical facilities and hospitals have to follow many regulations regarding clinical practice and keep track of their medical equipment at the same time. The School of Oral Health Care at the University of Copenhagen counts on an RFID-based tracking solution to meet these requirements. Most instruments are tagged. Bo Danielsen from the University of Copenhagen talks to „RFID im Blick Global“ about the use and benefits of RFID for staff and patients alike.

Every dental instrument is tagged

For more than eight years already, the University of Copenhagen has been considering RFID deployment for instrument identification. Due to various technical factors, the concrete implementation of the plans did not happen until two years ago – and thus they became the world‘s first dental institution to deploy an RFID system. In the School of Oral Health Care, which is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, UHF transponders were implanted in all medical instruments such as dental drills, or an plastic tag was attached to the instruments externally.

Bo Danielsen highlights the benefits of a global RFID deployment: „Within the framework of this ‚pioneer project‘, the School of Oral Health Care has, in cooperation with the system integrator LM Dental, attached an UHF transponder to each dental device and 60 RFID readers to the surrounding space in order to monitor any movements of the instruments. The instruments can be tracked continuously from the time of their entry into the system, through their use and processing, on to sterilization and on their return to the base. Full control over the hygiene status of all instruments is ensured at all times. The testing and rollout were almost totally smooth. Small issues with the software were quickly overcome.“

School of Oral Health Care Copenhagen at the RFID tomorrow 2016 on September 19th and 20th in Dusseldorf, Germany

Bo Danielsen talks about RFID-based tracking of dental instruments in Forum 5: RFID in Medical Processes at the RFID tomorrow 2016 about "Enhanced Patient Safety: School of Oral Health Care at the University of Copenhagen uses UHF-RFID for Tracking Dental Instruments."

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