Mount Alvernia Hospital deploys RFID for continuous temperature monitoring for kids and automated mother-infant matching for newborns

Mount Alvernia Hospital, a private general acute care hospital in Singapore, has deployed a wireless temperature monitoring system in its pediatric wards, the first hospital in Singapore to deploy such a system for use on children. It is also deploying a mother-infant matching system in its maternity wards. The temperature monitoring system monitors a patient’s…

Daqing Women’s and Children’s Hospital in China rolls out SmartSense for wireless temperature monitoring, infant safety, and patient tracking

  In an effort to enhance patient safety and reduce nurses’ workload, Daqing Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Heilongjiang, China, has rolled out the SmartSense infant safety system in its maternity ward and both the SmartSense temperature monitoring system and SmartSense patient tracking system in its pediatric ward. These systems use radio frequency identification (RFID),…

Hong Kong Union Hospital adopts RFID temperature sensors for pediatric patients

RFID Journal, article (extract), September 11, 2012: The system enables the children to have a better night’s sleep, and also provides nurses with real-time readings of temperature and other vital signs. Compared with adults, pediatric patients are at greater risk of spiking fevers, and for that reason, hospitals must often record the temperatures of young…

KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital evaluates a wireless thermometer against ear and axillary temperatures in children

Journal of Pediatric Nursing, article (extract), June 2010: This study evaluated the ThermoSENSOR against ear temperatures (ETs) measured by a Braun ThermoScan ear thermometer and axillary temperatures (ATs) measured by a Terumo digital clinical thermometer. The test participants consisted of 109 children aged 6 months to 16 years from a pediatric ward. … These results…