Medical Consumables Tracking

Medical Consumables Tracking

THE CHALLENGE
THE RESEARCH
THE PROGRESS
MEDICAL CONSUMABLES TRACKING GAPS


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Inside this test locker, antennas designed to pick up the Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) tags attached to all the medicine containers inside these medical bags allows NASA to track the usage of medicines by crewmembers in space.

Inside this test locker, antennas designed to pick up the Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) tags attached to all the  medicine containers inside these medical bags allows  the NASA to track the usage of medicines by crewmembers in space.

  • HITT – HMS Inventory Tracking Tool

    HMS – Health Maintenance System

    ISS – International Space Station

    MCT – Medical Consumables Tracking

    NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    RFID – Radio Frequency Identification

    SSL – Secure Sockets Layer

Medical Consumables Tracking Images

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Medical Inventory

We do not have the capability to track medical inventory in a manner that integrates securely with the medical system during exploration missions.

Evidence from medical records, spaceflight operations and research findings provides the basis for identifying the most significant human risks in space exploration, including physiological and performance effects from hazards such as altered gravity, radiation, hostile/closed environments, isolation and distance. Each risk is assigned to an HRP Element (divisions of human research) to identify knowledge gaps, or the critical questions that must be answered, in order to mitigate the risk. These gaps become the focus of research conducted to reduce the likelihood and consequence of risks becoming a reality. To learn more about the Risk Identification and Mitigation process and the tasks developed to reduce those risks for the program please click on the link below the gap for more information.