Safer, More Reliable Lab DeliveriesLabs deal with some of the most sensitive biomaterials within the hospital. Materials such as blood and urine samples require safe delivery in a timely and accurate manner. Yet many hospitals still rely on staff or tube systems to deliver these materials, reducing skilled staff time caring for patients and risking the possibility of breakage, leakage or even sample mismatch.
TUG®, Aethon’s automatic robotic delivery system, securely transports test tubes of blood and other samples to the lab. TUG can be summoned with the press of a computer key and is the only unescorted vehicle system that can reliably move through hallways, elevators, automatic doors and narrow corridors along with human traffic. Whether scheduled or on‑demand, deliveries are made when and where they are needed.
Better than Tube SystemsWith TUG, there is no risk of blood tube leakage or breakage, resulting in expensive and dangerous biohazard clean up and downtime. And unlike tube systems, TUG allows for delivery of multiple samples from the same patient to avoid confusion and medical errors.
Secure Delivery ProcessEnsuring secure delivery of specimens is a crucial requirement for hospitals. TUG puts administrators’ minds at ease by providing chain of custody documentation through a combination of barcodes, passive RFID and biometrics. Now all specimens have the ability to be tracked from the person sending to the person receiving. These delivery transactions are available to the user through standard reporting and satisfy all Joint Commission delivery requirements.
Key Benefits Summary
- Faster specimen turnaround time and results, leading to more timely changes in treatment or discharge
- More resources dedicated to patient care vs. deliveries, resulting in increased outcomes
- Increased patient and employee satisfaction