Putting patients at ease with smart and effective technology
Thursday, 01 February, 2018
When thinking about hospitals and the day-to-day technology that staff use to look after patients, it is easy to focus on larger equipment like an MRI or CT Scanner. These are essential tools when it comes to diagnosis and finding the best course of treatment for a condition —but treatment is only half the battle. To help patients heal, medical professionals also need to consider their mental wellbeing and keeping a patient positive is essential on the road to recovery.
If you find yourself in the emergency room as a patient, things have probably not gone your way in recent times. Chances are you would prefer to be anywhere else and so when it comes time to be admitted, the more effortless that process is, the better. This is where the Brother TD-2000 series label printers can assist in patient care, by streamlining admissions - especially when it comes to Patient ID printing. In addition to speed, it also allows for higher reliability and can improve patient safety by utilising smarter and safer patient ID techniques and barcode medical administration system integration.
A brief prepared by the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research in 2013 found that barcode point of care systems ‘have the potential to reduce administration errors but are sometimes used incorrectly due to technology limitations and poor design e.g. faulty barcodes’. It is therefore essential that any barcode system be infallible, especially when relied upon for the wellbeing of a patient. The report conclusions stated that these systems rely on well-designed technology that is being used correctly by caregivers. The TD-2000 series is designed specifically to make the process simple and easy-to-use while maintaining high reliability and optimum functionality.
The TD-2000 series uses barcode point-of-care technology for real-time verification of crucial information like patient details, what medication they require and dosage as well as time and route. It is also compatible with TrustSense™ media from PDC Healthcare — a trusted leader in positive patient identification for more than 55 years, which adds an extra level of reliability. This technology used in the printer series can provide automated alerts to caregivers in order to eliminate potential harmful errors before they occur, helping to protect patients, provide peace of mind for clinicians, and maintain compliance with important patient safety regulations.
The Cerner Certified Brother TD-2120N is a perfect match for the healthcare industry as it is a robust and versatile solution that is highly customisable. It can be used as a desktop labeller, connected directly into a PC or configured to be portable using the optional lithium-ion battery attachment. Brother understands that every healthcare professional is different and that the needs of an environment can change over time. With the demands placed on the care professionals, versatile and mobile tools are essential in maintaining accuracy with maximum efficiency.
The TD-2120N prints at 15.24 centimetres per second at a maximum resolution of 203 dots per inch. It has 32MB of RAM and 16MB of onboard flash and can accommodate rolls of up to 15.7cm in diameter, meaning less time wasted reloading media. It provides healthcare workers with the option of wirelessly printing a variety of barcode labels quickly and whenever needed in the laboratory, pharmacy, front desk or even at the patient’s bedside. With support for the most common barcode protocols, it is ideally suited to any labelling task in healthcare.
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