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Prospective Descriptive Study of RFID Tag Detection Rates based on Various Exploratory Scenarios Aimed at Identifying Optimal Conditions of Use

Camille Petit
  • Pharmacy Department and Pharmacy Practice Research Unit, CHU Sainte-Justine, Montréal, Québec, Canada
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/ Maxime Bergeron
  • Pharmacy Department and Pharmacy Practice Research Unit, CHU Sainte-Justine, Montréal, Québec, Canada
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/ Suzanne Atkinson
  • Pharmacy Department and Pharmacy Practice Research Unit, CHU Sainte-Justine, Montréal, Québec, Canada
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/ Denis Lebel
  • Pharmacy Department and Pharmacy Practice Research Unit, CHU Sainte-Justine, Montréal, Québec, Canada
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/ Jean-François Bussières
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  • Faculty of Pharmacy, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada
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Published Online: 2016-09-23 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/pthp-2016-0008

Abstract

Objective

The main objective is to evaluate RFID tags detection rates using various exploratory scenarios in order to identify optimal conditions of use. The secondary objective is to evaluate RFID tags detection rates based on a real-life scenario involving a cardiorespiratory resuscitation drug tray used within our institution in order to identify optimal conditions of use.

Background

The traceability of goods has been a subject of interest for more than a century. Traceability makes it possible to locate goods at every step in the chain from production through to disposal. Just as with other Automatic Identification and Data Capture technologies, radio frequency identification (RFID) is used to increase the traceability of objects.

Results

Seven variables that could influence RFID tags detection rates were evaluated in eight exploratory scenarios. Optimal detection parameters allowing to a 100 % detection rate were identified: a 10-second reading time; a reading distance of 10 cm; parallel orientation of reader-antenna and at least two back and forth readings for a total of 6 sec were required for optimal reading. Detection rates decreased after 100 RFID tags and it were not affected by the shape of the RFID tags. Reader-antenna and RFID tag interferences resulted from aluminum paper or RFID tags that touched one another. RFID tag detection rates obtained per operator were similar. Regarding real-life scenarios, detection rates increased with reading times and a plateau effect was observed after 10 sec. Undetected elements varied and non-detection was almost always related to the proximity of two RFID tags rather than the nature of the items read.

Conclusion

To our knowledge, this is the first prospective descriptive study that compares RFID tag detection rates based on various exploratory scenarios in order to identify optimal conditions of use. Such results can be used to develop a software application supporting drug replenishing through RFID in the drug use process.

Keywords: drug resuscitation tray; radio frequency identification; RFID; traceability

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About the article

Camille Petit

Camille Petit is a Pharm.D candidate at Université de Grenoble. Currently, she is completing a residency at CHU Sainte-Justine and she is involved in the development of RFID.

Maxime Bergeron

Maxime Bergeron is a Pharm D candidate at Université de Montréal. Currently, she is completing a residency at CHU Sainte-Justine and she is involved in the development of RFID.

Suzanne Atkinson

Suzanne Atkinson is an assistant director of pharmacy department at CHU Sainte-Justine since 1999. He practices as a pharmacist since 2002 and assumed teaching duties at the University of Montreal since 2003. Suzanne Atkinson obtained his B. Pharm. in 2002 and his Master of Science in 2003. She is currently working on the reorganization of pharmacy department.

Denis Lebel

Denis Lebel is an assistant director of pharmacy department at CHU Sainte-Justine since 1999. He practices as a pharmacist since 1992 and assumed teaching duties at the University of Montreal since 1992. Denis Lebel obtained his B. Pharm. in 1992 and his Master of Science in 1993. He received the Fellow of the Canadian Society of Hosptal Pharmacists title in 2005. He has received numerous awards for excellence. He regularly gives conferences and has contributed to many research projects and publications.

Jean-François Bussières

Jean-François Bussières, pharmacist, obtained his B.Pharm in 1988 and his Master of Science in 1992 from Université Laval and his Masters of Business Administration from McGill Université de Montreal, in1992. In 1996, he became Director of the Pharmacy Department of CHU Sainte-Justine. In addition, he combines the functions of Director of the Pharmacy Practice Research Unit, Full Clinical professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Université de Montréal and Guest speaker at the Faculty of pharmacy at Université Laval. He received numerous awards for excellence, including the Louis-Hébert Award in 2000 from the Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec, the Innovation Award in 2013 from the same authority, the National Excellence in Education in 2016 from the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy in Canada and the International Leadership Award in 2016 from the Canadian Pharmacists Association.


Received: 2016-05-10

Revised: 2016-08-25

Accepted: 2016-08-26

Published Online: 2016-09-23

Published in Print: 2016-12-01


Conflict of interest statement: Authors state no conflict of interest. All authors have read the journal’s Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement available at the journal’s website and hereby confirm that they comply with all its parts applicable to the present scientific work.


Citation Information: Pharmaceutical Technology in Hospital Pharmacy, Volume 1, Issue 4, Pages 175–186, ISSN (Online) 2365-242X, ISSN (Print) 2365-2411, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/pthp-2016-0008.

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