Real ROI: Using RTLS to Improve Pump Utilization and Save $1M
6:00pm - 7:00pmTuesday, March 6
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
It’s a familiar refrain: clinical staff say they don’t have enough IV pumps. Nurses hide them, units fight over them, and hospitals typically over-purchase on this critical piece of equipment. It was no different at McLaren Flint, where, when it came time to replace its fleet, clinical staff requested a 10% increase in the number of pumps. Operations instead proposed a 33% decrease, going from 900 IV pumps for the 365-bed medical center to just 600. The radical shift came with a plan and a promise — a plan to increase IV pump utilization using a real-time locating system (RTLS), and a promise that if a clinician needed a pump, they would have a pump. Learn how McLaren gained buy-in, kept its promise, and saved $1 million, while gaining an RTLS that will be further leveraged to improve patient flow, staff safety, and the patient experience.