2020 Pandemic Outbreak Calls for Extremely Safe and Efficient Environments September 24th, 2020
The health and safety of everyone, especially those working in healthcare is so important to help flatten the curve and stop the spread of COVID-19. Many countries are already following and abiding by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines for physical and social distancing measures, along with keeping devices and locations clean to reduce disease transmission rates. When it comes to medical devices, including barcode scanners, some of this equipment travels from room to room and from hand to hand, coming into contact with several hundred people per day. In order to protect patients and employees, shared equipment must be kept in a clean and sanitary condition.
Hospital equipment is often difficult to clean and can’t just be wiped down with Windex or a hand rag, but requires that of an Anti-Microbial solution that doesn’t erode the plastic enclosure over time, and damage the scanner’s internal components and functionality. If the proper precautions aren’t taken on a frequent basis, the device could be the carrier of very harmful germs.
Each COVID-19 patient undergoing the virus can experience a variety of symptoms, from high fevers to loss of smell and test, to even chest pain and terrible coughing spells. That being said, patients may require different treatment plans, and to keep track of that through manual labor can be tedious to say the least. As patients are checked into the hospital system, they are given a barcode attached to their file to keep all of their information in line, making sure the right patient receives the right treatment, beginning with electronic tracking.
With the help of Datalogic’s handheld scanners and mobile computers, there is no need to worry about losing track of patient treatment plans, and having issues with sanitizing equipment that goes in and out of rooms and surgery centers, to even keeping a better head count on specimens and test that are send out for cultures. To learn more about how Datalogic’s solutions can maximize the integrity of your healthcare environment and workflow, be sure to contact your BlueStar Representative today!
Samantha is BlueStar's Digital Media Specialist, and the primary contributing writer for VartechNation.
Previously, she has worked as a Public Relations Associate and a Social Media Manager.