It becomes more difficult each day to fight the war against infection. The infection control team within your healthcare setting create policies/procedures for the cleaning, sterilising and changing of equipment/consumables used in patient care. The team caring for the patient will implement the policies and procedures as required.
Many products have an expiration date and instructions to use within a certain period of time after opening. The problem is that teams may struggle to monitor (and therefore act upon) the sheer volume of expiry dates for every product, for every patient, all the time. Dates are likely to be recorded on a hand written label or on the patients’ notes. These can be torn, ink can smudge and handwriting can sometimes be illegible.
The consequences of a product being used for longer than it should be are reduced effectiveness and safety. On the other hand, replacing it too soon puts pressure on budgets and staff time.
The UWI Solution
Working alongside current processes, the UWI Timer allows staff to determine at a glance when a product or process requires attention.
Ideal for products such as:
- IV giving sets
- In situ cannulae
- Wound care
- Ventilator circuits
- In dwelling catheters and catheter bags
- Hospital curtains and soft furnishings
|Clearest display||Understood at a glance and from a few meters distance, the UWI Timer has the clearest display of any time indicator. Universal colour code: green is good, red is bad.|
|Tailor made||Various elements are customized to suit: artwork, label size, timeframe, etc. As a small company, our advantage stems from our flexibility, speed and tight control over the entire process from design to manufacture.|
|Unique technology||Many years of rigorous scientific and technical development have refined our unique microfluidic technology. When the UWI Timer is green, you can rest assured a product is safe to use.|
|Removes human error||Automatically activated when the timer is attached, meaning there is no need to remember to activate the timer and no problems with reading the date label. You can spot a date expiry at a glance.|
Infection Control Benefits
|Reduces risk||Reduces the risk of infection by enhancing the current processes, not replacing them. A date label is used in tandem with the UWI Timer to reduce risk.|
|Reduces waste||Reduces waste as you do not discard good and effective products. It improves stock management and ensures products are used at their best quality.|
|Reduces costs||Costs are reduced due to less waste, shorter patient stays due to effective treatments and saves staff time as they know instantly what requires attention.|
|Improves patient care||Improved confidence in change frequency and more effective/consistent treatment.|