RFID card readers enable the logging, storage and retrieval of staff movement into and out of individual locations, such as resident rooms. Similar to a nurse presence feature, but much better, the card reader identifies individual staff members, which helps to speed communication and improve efficiency.
In addition, the card reader enables a record of individual staff members who have been to a specific location, which can be beneficial for logging activities. Each card has a unique identity which is associated with an indivudial, along with their specific qualifications or certifications. Supervisors can quickly define the most effective response to the various situations that can occur.
In addition to identification benefits, card readers enable access control functionality to support security applications. Access functionality can be programmed by individual to allow access to medication rooms, external doors, or other sensitive locations. As indicated above, this information is logged and can be retrieved at a later date.