PDC Healthcare to Debut New Narrow and Condensed Securline® Bar Code Blood Band Styles at the AABB Annual Meeting & CTTXPO 2013
Attendees who visit PDC Healthcare in booth #523 can instantly win an iPad Mini
Valencia, CA (Oct. 1, 2013) PDC Healthcare, the global leader of innovative identification solutions, will exhibit its expanded Securline® Bar Code Blood Band line at the AABB Annual Meeting & CTTXPO 2013 from Oct. 12 to 15 in Denver, CO. Securline® provides automated patient ID for blood transfusion, specimen collection, and tracking to improve patient safety and workflow efficiencies.
The entire Securline® Bar Code Blood Band collection will be on display, including three new condensed formats with a narrower width that make them ideal for pediatric and adult patients. The condensed style wristbands allow lab technicians to write patient identification information directly on the wristband and then apply a laminate shield to protect the information. The wristbands feature a permanent, unique alphanumeric bar code, plus matching alphanumeric bar code labels that can be applied to additional draw tubes, patient charts, transfusion requisitions, and as a secondary label on IV blood bags. Securline® meets the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal for blood transfusions, NPSG.01.03.01, Elements of Performance (EP), for a one-person verification process (versus two-person verification). It also meets requirements of HIPAA for the protection of patient privacy, and the AHA to reduce the risk of lost or transferred data.
“PDC Healthcare is pleased to offer our customers Securline®, which is the most comprehensive line of blood recipient ID solutions offered for blood banks in the healthcare marketplace,” said D’Albert Benoit, Director of Patient ID Solutions & Global ID Initiatives for PDC Healthcare. “Bar code blood bands help labs and hospitals minimize human verification errors while improving workflow efficiency for caregivers to allow them to spend more time on patient care".
AABB attendees who visit PDC Healthcare in booth #523 will have the opportunity to play the Securline® Bar Code Blood Band Matching Game for a chance to instantly win an iPad Mini. To enter, booth visitors must present their pre-mailed Securline® Bar Code Blood Band to a PDC Healthcare representative who will then scan the blood band with the official bar code reader to determine if it is the instant winner.
In addition to Securline®, PDC Healthcare will also exhibit its other blood bank product offerings including the Ident-A™ Blood Recipient System, the Conf-ID-ent™ Bar Code Blood Card System, and the Securlink® Blood Recipient System. Preprinted and blank fluorescent MedVision® labels, LIS Labels, and blood bag labels compliant with ISBT-128 standards will also be on display.
About PDC Healthcare
With more than 55 years of experience, PDC Healthcare connects people, products, and technology through innovative ID systems that deliver superior customer experiences worldwide. PDC Healthcare is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of wristband, label, medical records, and imaging systems. The company serves the healthcare, leisure & entertainment, and law enforcement industries. A pioneer of innovative technologies, PDC Healthcare introduced the first single-piece patient wristband, first bar code wristband system, first Smart Band® RFID wristband system, first thermal printer wristband, 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 follows a systematic, world-standard approach to ensure superior product design, manufacturing, and customer support services. For more information, visit www.pdchealthcare.com.
On Dec. 28, 2012, PDC was acquired by Brady Corporation, a world leader in identification solutions for premises, products, and people.
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