Re: For Pete's sake @Charles 9
Spares can get stolen.
Replacements have to be verified.
The point is not that it costs manpower but that it costs time, which depending on what part of the hospital you're in can be quite precious (that's why I always note the Emergency Room, one place where time pressure is frequent).
Well yes it cost tiume but is it quicker and does it work better?
Here rough process.
Doc turns up to hospital, has not got rfid / token thingy. Goes to designated person. Says has forgotten/ lost current one. They de-activate it, issue a temporary one. Doc starts work.
Yeah sure there is time lost, but it's caused by the doctor forgetting an item, it's going to happen. Everything that takes some security costs some time when it is needed, it's lessening the time while still being pratical and secure that seems to be the issue.