As a manufacturer of sterile supplies, you will give recommendations to your customers for the length of time a product should continue to be used once opened. To fight the war against infection, sterile consumables and equipment need to be replaced or cleaned every few days.
However, do your customers always stick to the ‘once opened’ guidelines?
The problem is that hospitals 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
The UWI Timer allows your customers to determine at a glance whether sterile consumables are still safe or need to be replaced.
|Clearest display||Understood at a glance and from a few meters distance, the UWI Timer has one of the clearest displays 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.|
Sterile Supply Benefits
|Reduces risk||Reduces 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||Reduces costs due to less waste, shortens patient stays due to effective treatments and saves staff time as staff know instantly what requires attention.|
|Improves patient care||Improves patient care from effective change frequency and more effective and consistent treatment.|
Ideal for products such as:
- Joint replacements, stents and valves
- In dwelling urinary catheters
- In situ cannulae
- Arterial pressure monitoring kits
- Feeding tubes
- Ventilation circuits
- Theatre kits
- Biological sample collection systems