GS1 standards were introduced to trace patients, products, and locations. Encoded in GS1 barcodes, they are scanned at the point of care in theatres.
They trace the patient to the product, and the exact location of care, providing a thorough and automated solution.
By electronically tracing products to patients, it allows those affected by a product recall to be identified much quicker than before. This reduces the amount of time that clinical staff spend locating recalled stock and identifying patients.