An identification bracelet attached to the arm of each patient entering a
hospital dispenses a plurality of magnetically coded tags having an
adhesive backing for attachment to samples, prescriptions and the like to
uniquely identify the source individual. Tag readers located throughout
the hospital decode the magnetic tags in order to correlate an analysis
with the proper patient. In the patient's room, a portable battery
operated cross-check reader compares a magnetically coded treatment tag
with an identification tag from the patient's bracelet to prevent a
treatment from being given to the wrong patient.
Weichselbaum; Theodore E. (St. Louis, MO), Wilhelmson; Jack L. (Fenton, MO) |
Sherwood Medical Industries Inc.
September 11, 1972|