04835372 is referenced by 610 patents and cites 40 patents.

A patient identification system for relating items with patients and ensuring that an identified item corresponds to an identified patient. The patient identification system includes a computer system (42) interconnected to a plurality of remote terminals (62) by conventional telephone wiring (66, 70). The patient identification system further including a portable bar code reading device (48) including a bar code wand (120), an LCD display (116) and a key pad (114). The portable bar code reading device (48) communicates via RF transmission with an RF/PLC modem (60). The bar code reading device (48) is utilized to read a patient's unique bar code (50) on a patient's identification bracelet (52), bar codes (51) on labels (53) attached to various items in the hospital relating the item to a specific patient and bar codes (49) on item labels (47) whereby such items can be automatically correlated to a specific patient and checks performed at the computer system (42) to ensure that the item properly corresponds to the identified patient.

Title
Patient care system
Application Number
757277
Publication Number
4835372
Application Date
July 24, 1987
Publication Date
May 30, 1989
Inventor
Max S Hendrickson
Forest Lake
MN, US
Ronald E Zook
Boulder
CO, US
Thomas R Wilson
Boulder
CO, US
Richard A Griffee
Golden
CO, US
Richard J Beard
Longmont
CO, US
Peter P Gombrich
Boulder
CO, US
Agent
Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt
Assignee
ClinCom Incorporated
CO, US
IPC
G06E 15/20
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