Middleton describes the phenomenon from the Sterile Processing Departments (SPD) perspective. Our SPD technician is now the nurses hero. Equipment used to sit in dirty supply areas without anyone knowing; now, thanks to automatic notifications, the SPD knows and can take action. Giving the right groups of people the information they need to support nursing has made a big difference within our organization.
To learn more about this and other uses for RTLS in the clinical environment, visitVersuswebsite atversustech.comor see Versus at one of several upcoming healthcare conferences listed atversustech.com/events.
Systems Electronics, Inc., a Versus Certified System Integrator for more than 10 years, and theRaulandnurse call distributor in Knightdale, N.C., installed and maintains Versus RTLS.
About Sentara Healthcare
Sentara Healthcare,based in Norfolk, Virginia, is an acknowledged leader in patient safety, quality and innovation with a corporate mission To Improve Health Every Day. An integrated not-for-profit system with 26,000 employees, Sentara serves Virginia and northeastern North Carolina with 11 acute care hospitals including a Level I trauma center, outpatient campuses, rehabilitation, home health and hospice, senior services, medical groups, an ambulance service, the Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance and the Sentara College of Health Sciences.Optima Healthis a Sentara-owned health plan. Four foundations support creative solutions to help meet community health needs.