PDC Engages Healthcare Professionals in Discussions On The Future of Bar Code Automation at 2008 AABB TXPO in Canada
San Fernando, CA (October 2, 2008) - Healthcare workers responsible for drawing blood are at risk of making errors that may produce severe consequences. Reducing the risk of human error during transfusions through an effective patient identification system is paramount to healthcare organizations. From October 4th - 7th, Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), the leader and innovator of automated wristband identification invites attendees of the 2008 American Association of Blood Band Transfusion Medical Expo (AABB) in Montreal Canada to take part in in-booth discussions regarding the future of automation in blood bands. Additionally, AABB attendees will be among the first to preview PDC’s new print-on-demand blood band solution.
“While new solutions are becoming available to improve transfusion verification and cross matching, the bigger issue will depend on the technology of patient identification,” explains Scott Hirst, director of patient safety marketing for PDC. “That is why it is crucial that blood drawn be accurately identified and tied to the correct patient during the blood collection process. PDC hopes to discuss with AABB attendees their ideas for using bar code technology and wristbands to help minimize errors related to blood misidentification and improve patient safety.”
AABB attendees visiting PDC at booth #2428 may also take part in a written five question bar coding healthcare facilities needs survey. Completed surveys are entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Nintendo® Wii™. (One entry per attendee.) For more information, please visit:
About Precision Dynamics Corporation...Your Partner in Patient Safety ™
With over 50 years of experience, PDC is the pioneer in patient safety through positive identification systems and other healthcare products. The company delivers quality wristband solutions that help protect millions of patients against medical errors, while preventing millions more in associated costs. As the developer of the first single-piece patient wristband, the first bar code wristband system, and the first Smart Band® RFID wristband system, PDC wristbands are an integral cornerstone to the most successful patient safety initiatives. For more information on PDC’s Healthcare products, visit: www.pdcorp.com/healthcare.
PDC also produces wristband systems for the leisure and entertainment and law enforcement markets, including non-transferable VIP Band® wristbands in multiple colors and materials, and advanced Smart Band® RFID wristbands for cashless point of sale, keyless door entry, and access control and security. The company is committed to 100% quality in service, design, and manufacturing and has ISO-9001: 2000 and ISO-13485: 2003 certification. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com.
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