Technology | February 26, 2007

Blood Inventory Managed, Safe Transfusions Ensured

BloodTrack, a suite of products used in hospitals to manage blood inventory and ensure safe transfusions at the bedside, extends control of blood products beyond the blood bank. BloodTrack Courier is a kiosk based system used at remote refrigerators to electronically track blood units and monitor inventory levels while BloodTrack Hemosafe is a refrigerated vending machine that provides controlled allocation of blood in locations such as the OR and ER.

Once the blood unit arrives at the bedside, nurses use a handheld PDA with BloodTrack SafeTx to scan the blood unit and patient's barcoded wristband to ensure the right patient receives the right blood.

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