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Blood tracking system at hospital
A BLOOD tracking system to boost patient safety is being introduced at Salisbury District Hospital.
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has chosen healthcare technology company MSoft eSolutions’ Bloodhound solution. Bloodhound controls access to and from all blood fridges, providing enhanced security and safety by ensuring that only approved staff are allowed to access blood.
The firm’s blood-tracking solution provides positive identification of users and patients and in depth auditing of all bloods across each stage of the transfusion process, to help get the right blood into the right patient.
The trust is also in talks with MSoft about implementing its Bedside Management System, which allows each bar-coded unit of blood to be matched with the patient’s bar-coded wristband in a matter of seconds.
Caroline Mathews, the trust’s blood transfusion manager, said: “We are looking forward to working with MSoft on the successful implementation of the Bloodhound blood-tracking system at Salisbury District Hospital.”