Maintaining the highest standards of patient safety is a constant issue for all healthcare providers, none more so than the issues relating to any situations that call upon the need for a blood transfusion and the clinical management of blood products.
A key factor for patient Safety within blood transfusion is the integrity of the bloodstock supply, from entering bloodstock refrigerators to Patient bedsides, with the duty of care lies with the healthcare provider.
The biggest contributor to errors in blood transfusions have been linked to human factors withdrawing the wrong blood from the refrigerators and not maintaining up to date patient observations records, and this is why Blood360 has been developed. Blood360 – developed in consultation with healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals. The Blood360 system deals with the fundamental requirements of electronic blood tracking, guaranteeing the integrity and security of clinical blood products entering a healthcare provider’s premise.
Blood360 is an electronic blood tracking system that uses kiosks to control access to blood fridges. The user logs in using fingerprint access then scans the patient’s blood collection slip, the kiosk then unlocks the fridge and then scans the blood bag to confirm it’s the correct one for the patient.
At the bedside, Blood360 runs on a handheld device to maintain the integrity of the blood products and the safety of the patient. Using the solution the user scans the patient’s wristband to confirm their identity and then the unit of blood. Blood360 will then cross-check that the identifiers match. This gives the user confidence and stops serious harm or death to a patient in your care.