RFID Technology in Healthcare and Mass Casualty Incidents

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  1. Xiao, Qinghan
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Nowadays, more and more hospitals and healthcare facilities are considering the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to improve the ability to accurately identify and track patients, hospital staff, medical equipment, patient samples, and blood products. A number of case studies have demonstrated that RFID technology not only makes treatment safer and more efficient, but also has the side benefits of preventing identity theft and reducing paper work to cut costs. In addition to implementations in hospitals, RFID technology can be used in incidents with mass casualties to improve the effectiveness of first responders doing triage and treatment and transporting patients to nearby hospitals. The benefits can be substantial in terms of the “seven rights”: give the right medication to the right patient with the right dosage through the right route at the right time, and ensure that victims receive the right care at a mass casualty incident.

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Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-TM-2008-131 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Jul 2008
Number of Pages
50
DSTKIM No
CA031237
CANDIS No
530176
Format(s):
CD ROM

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