Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) October 17, 2013
Skytron, LLC, a global leader in healthcare solutions, announced today that Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center has implemented the Skytron Asset Manager Real Time Location System (RTLS) in its new, state-of-the-art healthcare facility located in Lafayette, LA. The hospital is currently using the technology to track equipment and staff across 420,000 square feet and 186 beds, allowing them to achieve new levels of efficiency and quality patient care.
With Skytron Asset Manager, tagged equipment and staff are located in real-time with bed- and bay-level accuracy. The Louisiana-based medical center reports that Skytron Asset Manager reduces time spent searching for equipment and allows caregivers to efficiently deliver services to the patient’s bedside.
“The thing I like best about the Skytron solution is that it allows me to attend to patients instead of looking all over the hospital for equipment,” said April Ebling, ICU Staff Nurse at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. “Especially in the ICU, it’s a matter of life or death.”
The medical center uses the Skytron Asset Manager system with CenTrak infrastructure to manage recalls, locate soiled equipment, track staff responsiveness, schedule preventive maintenance and adequately stock crash carts. According to the facility’s bio-med department, the time required for bed preventive maintenance has been reduced from nearly a month to a two-day process since introducing the system.
“Skytron Asset Manager is designed to make everyone’s job easier,” said Bryant Broder, Senior Product Manager at Skytron. “From sending automated alerts to locating equipment, patients and staff, the system offers numerous applications while giving healthcare facilities the visibility they need to operate more efficiently and focus on the patient.”
For more information in regard to RTLS and Skytron Asset Manager, please visit http://www.skytron.us.
About Skytron – Skytron, LLC is a market-leading, global medical equipment supplier that provides a full line of high-quality healthcare products that promote efficiency, cost reduction and patient care. In addition to RTLS and RFID technology, the company also offers a full line of healthcare equipment that includes surgical tables, lights, booms, patient lifts, video integration and infection prevention solutions. Each solution is designed to save healthcare providers critical time and cost, helping them to focus on quality patient care. For more information, please visit http://www.skytron.us.
Clinical-Grade Locating™ and Clinical Grade RTLS™ are registered trademarks of CenTrak Inc.