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The Development of an RFID Solution to Facilitate the Traceability of Patient and Pharmaceutical Data

Department of Information and Communications Technologies, Faculty of Computer Science, Campus Elviña S/N, University of A Coruña, E-15071 A Coruña, Spain
Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de A Coruña (CHUAC), 15006 A Coruña, Spain
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Sensors 2017, 17(10), 2247;
Received: 11 July 2017 / Revised: 26 September 2017 / Accepted: 27 September 2017 / Published: 29 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from UCAmI 2016)
One of the principal objectives of hospitals is to increase the quality of care of the patient. This is even more of a priority in Day Hospitals where certain medication requires special attention, from its preparation in the Pharmacy service to its delivery to the patient in the Day Hospital. In the case of expensive medicines, nursing staff have to comply with very detailed instructions in their administration to the patient (name of medicine, route, dosage, schedule, previous medication, conditions of conservation, etc.). This work focuses on the development of a multi-faceted hub application to facilitate the traceability of mixed intravenous medication from the beginning to the end of the process of prescription–validation–dosing–preparation–administration (PVD-PA) and be available to all health professionals involved: doctors, pharmacists, and the nursing staff of the Hospital Pharmacy and Day Hospital. View Full-Text
Keywords: hospital; pharmacy; intravenous mixtures; radiofrequency identification hospital; pharmacy; intravenous mixtures; radiofrequency identification
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Pérez, M.M.; González, G.V.; Dafonte, C. The Development of an RFID Solution to Facilitate the Traceability of Patient and Pharmaceutical Data. Sensors 2017, 17, 2247.

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