The focus on blood sample transport has increased tremendously in the last years; and rightly so. In an environment such as the hospitals, where so many important tasks and efforts are performed every day, it can be hard to categorize, prioritize and select one important area before another.
None the less, the specific area of blood sample transport has received increasing attention and is now on the forefront of hospitals not just in Scandinavia but all over the world. It has become more recognized that the resources spent on moving the blood samples from the wards and clinics to the laboratory can be changed, and with enormous benefits. More and more hospitals are changing from the traditional routines into a special developed and designed system such as the Tempus600 solution.
Resources allocated to the blood sample transport includes aspects such as the actual time spent transporting the blood samples, the warm hands used in this process meaning the staff such as biochemist, nurses, porters, and of course the finances used to carry out the tasks involved.
More and more resources are needed to uphold and improve hospital staff and equipment and moreover, there is also an increase in patients needing the services provided. Therefore, it is imperative that these resources are spent and invested in the best possible way. Some investments have both a very specific focus and a greater scope or reach than others.
The Tempus600 solution is one of those systems. While performing a very specific task – transporting the blood samples from all over the hospital to the centralized lab it achieves very tangible and measurable benefits and at the same time it is part of creating a multitude of other realizable benefits for the hospital as a whole.
Some of the specific benefits from using Tempus600 as the mean for blood sample transport are time and financial savings. These savings are realized through different features of the Tempus600, one of these features is that it is a one-touch handling system.
Tempus600 connects directly to the automation in the lab meaning the only person touching the blood sample is the person in the ward or clinic taking the sample. The sample is sent without any prior packing or vessel through the dedicated Ø 25 mm pipe directly to the automation.
The result of this also leads to the most LEAN and FIFO (First-in, First-out) oriented system existing today. This is because the first sample drawn is the first sample sent and hence the first sample arriving in the automation. Instead of bulking samples together for a manual pick-up service or other solution where samples are bulked and handled before being sent to the lab, samples sent in the tempus600 system can be sent one by one as patients’ blood samples are drawn.
Furthermore, when samples arrive in the laboratory individually and without handling it enables a much greater workflow for both analytical equipment and laboratory staff. The steady incoming of samples reduce the peak of samples dramatically and ensures a much quicker response time. The quicker the lab is able to analyze the samples the quicker the results can be sent to the doctors who can then begin the correct treatment quicker. Alternatively, a fast answer can enable the doctors to sign out patients from the hospital who are ready to leave. All of which ensures that no unnecessary finances are spent and no beds are occupied unnecessarily meaning there are more available beds for patients needing a bed.
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