Another area that received a great deal of attention during the construction phase was the asepticity of the operating theatres.
Working as a nurse in an intensive care unit is hectic and demanding. The work requires rapid reactions and acute medication – and you cannot afford any mistakes.
In manual labour, using the key pinch grip and twisting wrists repeatedly when drawing antibiotics from bottles puts an excessive strain on hands and shoulders.
She thinks that the robot in automated dispensing system looks human, and its name was decided by vote among the employees. “Sometimes I even say ‘good morning’ to Kerttu when I walk past the robot,” Ms. Immonen says, laughing.
Involved in the operations is the world’s largest fully automated medical storage system, which has two robot arms feeding 4,000–5,000 medicine packages into the storage a day.
The operating rooms, recovery ward, intensive care units and C-section rooms of Kaari Hospital are the first in Finland to begin using electronic eMED ICON automated dispensing cabinets.