RFID in healthcare

Using RFID equipment in the Emergency Services

A growing industry, RFID technology has a lot to offer the emergency services. Fire departments, police forces and ambulance services can all benefit from using RFID tags and readers to track equipment, personnel and patients.

Speed and efficiency are key components to the emergency services and RFID technology only enhances the efficiency of the emergency services to make sure that everyone gets the care they need. On average, those that adopt RFID see their inventory count accuracy rise to 95%, something that’s fundamentally crucial within this sector.

Read on to learn how our RFID solutions, when combined with our unique asset management software, can change the emergency services for the better.

Understanding RFID

A form of wireless communication, RFID can be used to identify an object using radio waves. Consisting of three components – an antenna, transceiver and transponder – RFID equipment creates a more efficient and accurate way of keeping track of all your assets.

RFID tags can be placed on all sorts of equipment, from fire trucks and ambulances to defibrillators and oxygen tanks. By using an RFID asset management software system, emergency services can keep track of all their assets, making sure they are always where they are supposed to be. The RFID readers can then be used at a moment’s notice to scan for tags, making sure that the necessary equipment is on hand.

RFID and the Fire Department

The fire department can use RFID tags to track equipment and personnel. This can help to make sure that the right equipment is dispatched to each call and that everything is accounted for when they return from a call. RFID tracking also has the ability to log any damages or status changes to equipment to keep an accurate record of stock.

RFID can also be used to ensure that equipment is properly maintained and replaced in a timely manner. Some PPE needs to be replaced after a fixed time or number of wash cycles, and an RFID system can monitor this and alert staff when equipment should no longer be used.

RFID and the Police Force

RFID technology can be used to track relevant equipment while out on patrol, but RFID truly excels when it is used to track evidence. Using RFID tags to track evidence greatly reduces the risk of it being misplaced or stolen, keeping all necessary assets for a case tracked securely.

RFID and Healthcare

Hospitals and the healthcare sector in general can use RFID tags to track patients, staff and equipment that can be fitted with a tag. Tracking patients through wristbands can ensure that the efficiency of a facility is not impacted and that patients are always where they’re needed for scans or surgeries. RFID can be used by hospital staff to locate a patient’s medical records quickly and easily.

Using RFID equipment tracking in hospitals can also provide an automated system that can update hospitals and ambulance crews when inventory is low and needs replacing. It can also let you know which departments within a facility will have a surplus of stock too, if needed.

Improving the Emergency Services

RFID technology can help to improve the efficiency of the emergency services and make sure that everyone gets the care they need. Hospitals, ambulance services, police force and the fire department can all benefit from using RFID tags to track their equipment and personnel to improve efficiency and security.

TEC-RFID can help to make sure that you are fitted with the right equipment with quick installation and providing you with the necessary support, every step of the way. Improve your organisation with RFID and our exclusive enterprise asset management software to provide a better and more accurate solution that benefits both personnel and the general public.

Contact us today to book your free consultation and advance your organisation into the future with TEC-RFID.

Using RFID equipment in the Emergency Services
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