Wireless clocks don’t always get a lot of attention. Something often thought about for school districts, they may not be the first thing that come to mind for other projects or applications.
But NSCA Platinum member Primex Wireless’ recent blog post about wireless clock systems in hospitals makes some pretty good points about how and why – especially in today’s era of healthcare reform – wireless clocks can help maintain accurate timekeeping, which impacts care quality and patient outcomes.
Here are a few reasons to suggest precisely synchronized, wireless clocks to your healthcare clients:
- Appropriate timekeeping can prevent errors that put patients at risk (patients that require medication at precise intervals or times, etc.). If clocks aren’t synchronized facility-wide, doses may be given too soon or too late. Approximately one in five medication doses are done incorrectly, and the most common error is dispensing medicine at the wrong time.
- Precise, accurate timekeeping can prevent malpractice claims.
- Clocks that are synced facility- or campus-wide help ensure that staff are on time for patients, meetings, work shifts, etc.
- Digital operating room clocks that are synchronized can act as elapse timers and provide countdowns to ensure proper anesthesia administration.
Advanced technology solutions are helping healthcare facilities overcome timekeeping challenges and prevent potential exposure to liability. Cloud-based services can ensure that time synchronization solutions are quick to implement and easy to manage.