Providing the best bedside point of care October 18th, 2018

Providing the best bedside point of care

Nurses at the bedside must balance hands-on patient care with an ever-increasing need to manage medical technology, all while electronically documenting every activity and observation.

It’s vital that clinicians are equipped with simple and dependable workflow solutions that help them to increase productivity and streamline their day so that they can focus on patient care.

Honeywell’s World of Wireless (WoW) cart solutions are the perfect answer to growing questions around efficiency, data collection and electronic records.

Honeywell’s solutions include the Honeywell Xenon cordless barcode scanner, which allows nurses to mount the scanner in an elevated, forward-facing orientation to fully benefit from the scanner’s ‘presentation mode’ feature. Presentation mode scanning is faster because it eliminates the need to squeeze the trigger and frees the second hand for quickly handling items.

Honeywell’s next-generation Enhanced Xenon healthcare scanners offer features specifically requested by clinicians to further improve patient comfort and common clinician workflows.

These include:

High-performance colour area-imaging: Powered by Adaptus Imaging Technology 6.0 and ColorFusion Technology, Xenon delivers unrivalled scanning performance.

Built for healthcare: A disinfectant-ready housing protects devices through durable construction that is better able to resist the harmful effects of harsh chemicals.

Patient comfort features: Quickly toggle into Patient do not disturb mode and Scan Lamp modes to maintain clinician productivity during night shifts or when resting patients are present.

Excellent wireless range: Bluetooth wireless technology provides freedom of movement up to 10 m (33 ft) from base.

Flexible wireless range management: Strong “out-of-range” security and location features with adjustable distance settings.

Mislabelled specimens are another issue that the healthcare industry has to deal with on a daily basis. The easiest way to avoid mislabelling is to use bedside printing so the correct label can be applied as soon as possible. Honeywell’s WoW cart-mounted or wall-mounted PB22 printer is the ideal solution for specimen labelling at the bedside.

Both WoW carts and mobile handheld devices are commonly used for the meds admin workflow. But because every hospital workflow requires barcodes, new products and solutions are required to facilitate new processes. Honeywell is leading the pack with new nurse workflow solutions like the SF61b Pocket Scanner and the Captuvo SL62 iPad mini barcode sled.

Mobile Device Mobile device convergence in healthcare is transforming the way hospitals deliver care. To achieve their goals, healthcare providers need the power of a barcode-capable handheld computer combined with the functionality and user experience of a smartphone, plus the variety of emerging healthcare mobile applications.

Honeywell’s solutions allow today’s mobile clinicians to have full access to patient data, medical device status, clinical alarm events, and secure care team communication whenever and wherever they are in the hospital. All without being tethered to a desktop or WoW cart computer.


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.