Currently, various problems can occur regarding the management of controlled drugs in operating rooms.
- Nurses and pharmacists that keep a paper-based drug storage/retrieval management log
(requiring 40 hours/month for input, i.e., 2 hours/day) (83% of those surveyed)
- No pharmacist present in the operating room at all times (86% of those surveyed)
- No record kept of opening and closing the safe (63% of those surveyed)
Source: Results of an in-house survey (HOGY, 2016) involving 102 facilities
RFID and finger vein authentication technology enhance the accuracy, safety, and efficiency of controlled drug management.