Medical Apparatus



In the medical industry, electronic tags are mainly used in the identification and monitoring of assets, personnel and medical items. In the identification of items,It is mainly used at the level of important medical assets and packing boxes of medical items. Bar codes will still be the main items. In order to realize the real-time monitoring function, at present, the staff label and most asset labels in hospitals are mainly active. In order to better demonstrate the outstanding advantages of active technology, we will compare the active technology with passive technology in the possible application requirements.  
        

From the object of wearing, there are mainly hospital staff label, patient label, asset label and drug label.           
1. Staff Label           

Staff tags are usually card-shaped and we nomally wear them on the neck. According to the actual needs, we can make an integration of high-frequency or low-frequency chips for access control usage, that is the dual-band card we usually use. In some occasions with high security level, fingerprints, iris and other biometric identification technology can be set up to strictly manage the access.            
2. Patient label            
The patient's label is usually wristband, which can be easily worn on the patient's wrist. The whole tag adopts tear-proof technology. When it is forcibly damaged, it can actively alarm. Different types of patients need to develop different label encapsulation styles: ordinary patients only need ordinary wristband labels for identification purposes; some special patients also need to integrate pulse and temperature sensors, which will help hospitals to carry out relevant medical services; all labels can also have alarm function, if we add 1-2 emergency buttons on the label surface, and and they can call for help at any time in the event of an emergency. In addition, in the application of neonatal maternal recognition, the baby will use special clean label package measures.            
3, asset tag            

Asset tag often have multiple package style, most strip labels attached to the package of medical devices or items. Asset labels vary according to different uses. General medical devices only need to bind common labels for identification purposes. Some assets often need to be located repeatedly. They need to bind flashing labels with LED lights to provide visual assistance in finding specific assets.            
Active labels are needed for real-time monitoring of vulnerable items such as vaccines and plasma, and for continuous collection of temperature and humidity characteristics. If a property exceeds preset limits, the active tag will need the goods to do a special logo or alarm. Therefore, this kind of material assets tags need to integrate sensor function.             
4, drug management            
As a special commodity related to national health, drug has an important requirement for the information management during the production, circulation and usage process, RFID technology as the current automatic identification technology for the best,
and the anti-counterfeiting capability of its own, has a revolutionary significance of huge information management in the pharmaceutical industry. In the production of drugs, accurate identification of raw materials and effective management is the key to ensure the quality of drugs; in circulation, rapid identification and traceability capabilities can provide the drug supply chain management efficiency and effectively prevent counterfeit drugs into the market;In the use of drugs, RFID technology can effectively prevent drug mismatches and omissions in order to ensure the successful realization of treatment.

 

The main functions of RFID technology in drug management are as follows:            

1. In the process of drug production, it can effectively control the accurate identification of APIs, semi-finished drugs and the supervision of the validity period of stocks. It can add RFID electronic tags to raw materials and semi-finished products. It can ensure the accuracy of identification in each link with information system, and improve the production efficiency by rapid identification. The whole process monitoring effectively ensures the quality of drugs in the production process. Specific reference can be made to warehouse management and production management programs.            

2. In the circulation of drugs, the anti-counterfeiting ability of RFID technology effectively prevents the emergence of counterfeit drugs. The efficient identification ability of RFID can quickly and accurately identify the various links in the circulation, which improves the operation efficiency of the supply chain. In practical application, automatic sorting line, logistics vehicle supervision, cold chain supervision and other means can be combined to ensure the efficient and safe operation of drug circulation.            
3. In the process of drug supervision, the regulatory authorities can use the RFID handheld terminal to spot check the authenticity of drugs in each link of supervision and whether the circulation link meets the regulatory requirements, which can effectively curb the occurrence of counterfeit drugs and the situation that does not meet the regulatory requirements.            

4. In the use of drugs in hospitals, the use, transportation, distribution and preservation of drugs in hospitals and departments can be quickly identified and traced by RFID technology to prevent mismatches and medical accidents.           

5. In the retail sector of drugs, unmanned vending machines or pharmacies can be used to sell drugs. The introduction of RFID technology also effectively prevents the emergence ofcounterfeit drugs, which is also easy for the supervision of the drugs’ direction, and at the same time, facilitates the settlement, store inventory and real-time monitoring of the key drugs.            
6. As for the consignment sales management of high-value drugs, hospitals can use the way of consignment of pharmaceutical enterprises or circulation enterprises in hospitals when they can not store goods. The real-time monitoring consignment cabinet equipped with RFID reader can be placed in hospitals. Doctors can use it on their own according to their needs, and then calculate the cost after use, thus effectively saving the circulation cost and time of drugs. Consignment cabinets are monitored in real time. Pharmaceutical enterprises or circulation enterprises can inquire the details of drugs in each hospital in real time.
 
  
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