Chinese hospital improves the safety of the hospital’s waste management process with the Ekahau RTLS System
August 1, 2011 Leave a comment
One of the challenges hospitals face is to ensure a secure disposal of their medical waste. Medical waste is considered potentially hazardous and may be infectious, toxic or radioactive. It can also contain sharp objects that may cause injuries. This poses a risk to patients, health-care workers as well as the general public. Guang’anmen Hospital (GAMH) in Beijing has chosen the Ekahau RTLS system to monitor their hazardous medical waste disposal. Ekahau RTLS improves the safety of the hospital’s waste management, with a better overall visibility and control of the process.
GAMH personnel will carry the T301BD personnel badges, and the medical waste truck will be equipped with the Ekahau T301A asset tags. The medical waste truck can only open the container cover at certain waste collection points, if a person nearby is carrying the T301BD badge. In case of unauthorized opening of the medical waste truck cover, Ekahau’s T301A tamper sensor will trigger an alert sent to the truck-paired personnel, as well as the disposal control room. Also, in an emergency, personnel can trigger an alarm with tag buttons, to inform staff members exactly where help is needed.