Ekahau announced that Instituto do Cancer do Estado de Sao Paulo Octavio Frias de Oliveira (ICESP), a public cancer treatment center in Latin America, is now utilizing its technology as a means tracking hospital staff in real-time.
At ICESP, when a patient code occurs nearby staff members are alerted on their Ekahau T301BD badge tag. Individual staff members who may be involved in other cases can reject the call by pushing a button on their tag and the alarm will be escalated to other staff. The badge also provides informational text messages related to the event.
All responses are logged in facility’s database, including when the code was called, where each responding staff member was located at that time, the total response time for each person and the time the code was closed based on staff pushing a button on their tag. In addition, the Ekahau solution allows ICESP to better comply with Utstein guidelines, an international method for reporting cardiac arrest.
Planning is also under way to leverage the system for tracking and managing clinical assets and for environmental monitoring of temperature and humidity in patient care areas and hospital refrigerators and freezers that are used to store tissue samples and medications.