3. MOD – Oral PCA Device
Each patient using the device is assigned a Radio Frequency Identification wristband that is registered just to them through the device’s software program MODTrac. Clinicians enter the dosage and frequency of the medication into the system and at prescribed lock-out time intervals, a green light will illuminate to let the patient know that they can take the next dose of medication, if needed. An hour after the patient takes their medication, they are asked to rate their pain on a scale of one to 10. Clinicians can then gauge how the medication is working for them.
In a University of Pittsburgh study, patient pain was better controlled and showed a 20% improvement, according to Thomas Hickey, director of business development at the company. He also said that patients used about 20% less opioids during their hospital stays using the MOD device.