PDC Healthcare to Exhibit New TrustSense™ Patient ID Printing Solution for Mother/Infant ID and Mother’s Milk Labeling at 2014 AWHONN Convention
Bar Coding at the Point of Care in Labor and Delivery Rooms Provides Positive Patient Identification for Greater Patient Safety
Valencia, CA (June 4, 2014) – PDC Healthcare, the global leader of innovative identification solutions, will exhibit its new TrustSense™ Patient ID Printing Solution and its complete line of labor and delivery ID solutions at the 2014 Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Convention, from June 14 to 18, in Orlando, FL.
The TrustSense™ Patient ID Printing Solution can help improve patient safety by ensuring that newborns are properly identified and matched to their mother and mother’s milk using automated bar code ID at bedside. The mobile and wireless printer – by Brother – uses smart technology to self-calibrate between wristband and label media, making it easy and more efficient for caregivers to move from room to room without first stopping at a nursing station to print ID labels and wristbands. The system uses PDC Healthcare’s trusted media for optimum printing performance of bar codes, which have been proven to help reduce the risk of human error when used as the point of care. Representatives from both Brother and PDC Healthcare will demonstrate the printing solution for show attendees in booth #333.
“Identifying infants and matching them to their mothers immediately after birth is a crucial patient safety step to ensure each baby receives the proper treatment they need for the healthiest start possible,” said John Park, Vice President of Marketing/Research & Development for PDC Healthcare. “Most hospitals have or are in the process of moving from a human-readable ID system to a machine-readable solution. The TrustSense™ Patient ID Printing Solution answers that call with a printer that allows caregivers to print bar code wristbands and labels from the same machine at bedside.”
All AWHONN attendees will have the chance to win one of several $200 Amazon.com gift cards by participating in PDC Healthcare’s “Who’s your Mama” promotion. Upon registration, attendees will receive a bar code DuraSoft® TenderCare® laser wristband. Attendees can then present their wristband to a PDC Healthcare representative who will scan it to determine instant winners. If winning wristbands are not scanned during AWHONN, a second chance drawing will occur after the show has ended and winners will be notified via phone or email.
PDC Healthcare will also display its complete line of labor & delivery and NICU products that are specially designed for infant patient comfort including the TenderCare® thermal and the DuraSoft® TenderCare® laser 4-part newborn ID systems, infant/neonatal wristbands, infant tethers, bar code tags, foot printers, and a variety of accessories. Attendees will also have the opportunity to speak with representatives from PDC Healthcare about its ValuePlus® standardization service that helps healthcare organizations reduce costs and maximize their product spend.
About PDC Healthcare
With more than 55 years of experience, PDC Healthcare connects people, products, and technology worldwide through innovative identification systems for the safe and efficient management of patients and procedures. PDC Healthcare is the result of the merger between two industry leaders and pioneers in healthcare: Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC) and The St. John Companies Inc.
PDC Healthcare is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of wristband, label, medical records, and imaging systems. An originator of innovative technologies, the company introduced the first single-piece patient wristband, first bar code wristband system, first thermal printer wristband, first Smart Band® RFID wristband system, and the award-winning PDC Smart® Kiosk, among many other innovations.
PDC Healthcare products are used in leading hospitals worldwide and comprise a comprehensive range of solutions that provide positive ID and positive clinical outcomes, while meeting important guidelines of The Joint Commission, World Healthcare Organization, FDA, AHA, and HIPAA. Complying with ISO 9001 standards, PDC Healthcare follows a systematic, world-standard approach to ensure superior product design, manufacturing, and customer support services. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com or www.pdchealthcare.com
On Dec. 28, 2012, PDC Healthcare was acquired by Brady Corporation, (NYSE:BRC) a world leader in identification solutions for premises, products, and people.