For medical workers, surgical instrument management has always been a high maintenance concern. In the process of storage, receiving, cleaning, disinfection and operation, these instruments are easy to be lost because of their small volume. Most medical institutions have set up professional device disinfection service centers or supply departments to disinfect medical devices. Various surgical instrument kits, preparation of surgical equipment, management and rental of medical equipment, and acquisition or purchase of instruments and implants. RFID technology can effectively collect and record item information quickly, and form electronic file, information and automatic management.

RFID can help the hospital to carry out process management, and provide a real-time, accurate and automatic electronic information recording method by installing electronic labels on each device. RFID does not need the hospital to introduce a new process system. It can seamlessly connect with the existing system process of the hospital and provide relevant document information of each link in the process. The whole system can also be updated automatically when the device is repaired or maintained.

How to automatically disinfect RFID medical devices

The prevention of surgical infection is of great concern to all medical institutions. The hospital supply department can indeed reduce and avoid the occurrence of infection through the automatic disinfection management process, and ensure that all surgical instruments are strictly disinfected and dried, properly stored and used. RFID can realize the automatic management of the whole disinfection process and optimize the leasing management procedure of instruments and equipment.

RFID technology realizes the main functions:

1. In the preoperative disinfection and supply department, the cleaning of surgical instruments needs to go through multiple processes. The omission of the program may lead to security risks. The introduction of RFID automatic identification technology can effectively solve this problem.

2. Surgical instruments can be packaged and classified, and the packaging and classification of surgical instruments can be detected by RFID reader to find possible omissions in the packaging process;

3. Operating room equipment management. Intraoperative management mainly includes preoperative examination, postoperative examination and doctor confirmation. Each link needs to be accurately identified to avoid the serious consequences of patients’ loss of surgical instruments;

4。 Integrated information management, statistical query and report system.

If the hospital rents medical equipment and equipment that it does not intend to purchase temporarily, the hospital supply department must also clean and disinfect the equipment and identify it through RFID to ensure that the equipment is properly maintained and preserved. Therefore, applying RFID technology to these instruments can also improve the utilization and management efficiency of the instruments.

The hospital uses RFID technology to automatically control the surgical instruments in an all-round way, reducing the manual inventory of trays and instruments. Instead, it automatically collects the instruments with RFID electronic tags within the reading range through RFID readers. These data can be used to analyze the blind spots and defects in the management process, and promote the quality improvement and optimization of medical device management.

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