Kit Check, the automated medication management solution company, announces a new feature is now available for its RFID-enabled, cloud-based platform, Sanitization Check.
This feature was created due to a heightened need for infection control protocols amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and will help frontline providers and medical organizations avoid spreading contamination via medication trays, the company says in a release.
“We’re committed to doing anything we can to help healthcare workers on the frontlines, and we’re incredibly grateful for the work our customers are doing,” said Jennifer Symon, R.Ph., MBA, FACHE and director of clinical solutions at Kit Check.
“From the start, our primary concern has been protecting patients from harm, which has driven our mission to help hospitals track medications and monitor for potential drug diversions and medication shortages. Now, with the addition of Sanitization Check, we’ve expanded our protective efforts to include doing our part to mitigate the transmission of disease.”
If Sanitization Check is turned on, a checkbox appears that allows pharmacists or technicians to indicate whether a tray has been sanitized.
Hospitals can decide whether to make the setting optional or required, and if required, the system will not allow the tray to be dispatched unless the sanitization box has been checked.
More than 20 hospitals, many in hot spots like Washington and California, are already using the new feature.
“As our customers continue to feel the impact of COVID-19, we’re committed to listening to their needs and providing agile solutions such as ensuring medication trays are cleaned and sterilized,” said Kevin MacDonald, Kit Check co-founder and CEO.
“Our RFID technology has proven to be scalable, precise, and quick for tracking hospital medications and restocking pharmacy kits, and with 100 million medications tracked at more than 500 hospitals, we are proud to be recognized by hospital pharmacy directors as a reliable and time-saving solution to a tedious process.”
The traditionally-manual process of kit and tray restocking is time-consuming and prone to human error, their release says.
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Hospitals that have automated this process have seen a time savings of nearly 80 percent. Instead of 30 minutes of manual labor, Kit Check’s software reduces these processes to just a few minutes, a savings that adds up to 2.5 days per month in staff time that can be shifted to improving patient safety and clinical care outcomes.
In addition, Kit Check’s solutions can help detect drug diversion in hospitals and can help them best prepare for shortages.
To learn more about Kit Check’s solutions, visit the company’s website.