-IV Pump module utilization increased 7%
-PCA inventory found to be underutilized
-Less labor time spent searching for equipment; staff able to take on additional duties
We actually had a standing order for 10 pumps and modules, says
Prior to Versus RTLS, Sentaras overall utilization rate was 54%already higher than theaverage utilization ratefor mobile equipment (42%). Today, Sentara Williamsburg maintains a 75% utilization rate.
Its as lean as weve seen, says BarryCobbley, Director of Sales Engineering forVersus. There has been general agreement that an accurate RTLS would allow a healthcare organization to deliver the same or better care with fewer pieces of equipment. Were now seeing compelling data that confirms this premise. The new normal means tremendous savings through capital cost avoidance, reduced rental costs, and reduced maintenance expenses.
Before Versus RTLS, even if a bed or pump wasnt needed, staff would want to store it as an assurance that it would be available. Now, by tracking more than500 assets,nursesdont go looking for equipment to have it on hand, they just know its going to be there.