Stanley Healthcare this month announced an advanced deployment of its AeroScout Asset Management Solution at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The Little Rock-based hospital is using the real-time location system (RTLS) to manage a variety of assets, including feeding pumps, specialty wheelchairs, and other medical equipment, as well as tablet computers and mobile workstations.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital is now using the solution to track items such as its inventory of Kangaroo feeding pumps. With real-time visibility into the location of pumps, the hospital estimates that it is saving 20 hours of staff time per week.
According to Wally Davis, Radiology/Biomed Tech III for the hospital, the facility has also tagged numerous technology assets, including iPads used throughout the hospital. “With the tags in place, we have not had any reports of loss of these devices,” Davis says. “In addition to deterring theft, the AeroScout system helps us locate the iPads and mobile workstations when they are misplaced.”
To support ongoing initiatives to drive efficiencies, cost savings, and improvements in patient care, Davis says that Arkansas Children’s Hospital future plans include tracking infusion pumps and syringe pumps, as well as using RTLS for temperature monitoring of laboratory refrigerators and freezers.