Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun Hospital evaluates the use of a wireless temperature monitoring system

Conference abstract (extract), June 28, 2010:

RFID technology can effectively enhance patient experience as well as minimising the risk of infection by nursing staff due to the elimination of unnecessary contact with infectious patient. Patient safety could also be enhanced as high fever alert can be made with real-time frequent recording of the body temperature in the computer system whilst waste of paper and record process can also be eliminated. Application of such system is recommended in other isolation ward settings.

Wong B, Kan CH, Ho PY, Chan O. An evaluation of the implementation of RFID wireless body temperature monitoring system to enhance patient experience and work efficiency [abstract]. In: Abstract book for the 28th International Conference of the International Society for Quality in Health Care; 2011 Sep 14–17; Hong Kong. p. 700.

To view the full article, please click here: 20110914_isqua-28_smartsense-study-tmh-hk
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The authors were from Tuen Mun Hospital in Hong Kong.

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