PDC Introduces New Securline® Bar Code Blood Band for Blood Recipient Identification
Easy to Apply Bar Code Wristband ID System Matches the Right Patient to the Right Blood
San Fernando, CA (July 13, 2010) – Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), the global leader in healthcare identification solutions, announced today the release of the new Securline® Bar Code Blood Band, a blood recipient ID wristband system that provides automated patient identification for blood transfusion, specimen collection, and tracking. As the only snap closure bar code blood band on the market, the product allows caregivers and phlebotomists to apply the band to patients quickly, correctly, and securely.
The Securline® Bar Code Blood Band uses serialized bar code ID and alpha-numeric codes to accurately match the right patient to the right blood. This improves patient safety by reducing identification related human errors that can occur during the blood transfusion process. The product’s 12 matching bar code labels (four on the wristband and eight on the detachable tail that is applied to blood tubes) can be applied to additional draw tubes, patient chart, transfusion requisition, and as a secondary label on blood bags. A clear, adhesive shield on the wristband’s information area protects the patient ID labels and bar code from moisture or solvents for accurate bar code scanning. Soft, latex-free material maximizes patient comfort and safety yet is also durable and strong.
In contrast to the other leading bar coded blood wristband on the market, the Securline® Bar Code Blood Band features an easy-to-use snap style closure and secure bar code labels, saving hospital staff valuable time and unnecessary frustration. Mary Ann Sharpe, Blood Bank Manager at Research Medical Center which belongs to HCA Midwest Health System, stated, “Securline® Bar Code Blood Bands are easy to apply because the bands snap closed just like our admission wristbands. The other bar code blood bands we were using before were complicated and our staff struggled with putting the bands on patients. Plus, the bar code labels on the Securline® product are very secure and don’t peel off accidentally like we experienced with the other band.”
“Bar coding continues to bring improvements in patient safety as hospitals adapt the technology to reduce human errors,” said Kim Canchola, Product Manager for Precision Dynamics. “The added bonus is the increase in productivity as hospitals use sheeted labels with bar codes instead of writing patient ID info by hand. The Securline® Bar Code Blood Band combines the sophistication and functionality of bar coding for blood transfusions with the simplicity and comfort of a high quality, non-transferable identification wristband. The positive response we’ve received from our customers about their experience with this product is rewarding because we know we’re helping solve their problems by doing what we do best—delivering first-class identification solutions.“
The Securline® Bar Code Blood Band meets current Joint Commission, AHA, and HIPAA requirements. For more information, please visit: www.pdcorp.com/healthcare or contact PDC’s Customer Care at 800-772-1122.
About Precision Dynamics Corporation:
The Leading Provider of Positive ID and Positive Outcomes ™
With more than 50 years of experience, Precision Dynamics provides accurate, reliable, and easy-to-use healthcare ID solutions that empower the flawless delivery of care and enhance outcomes across all major hospital functions. Our products are used in all of the leading hospitals worldwide and comprise a comprehensive range of wristband and labeling systems that provide positive ID and positive clinical outcomes.
Precision Dynamics products meet important guidelines of The Joint Commission, World Healthcare Organization, FDA, AHA, and HIPAA. As the developer of the first single-piece patient wristband, the first bar code wristband system, and the first Smart Band® RFID wristband system, Precision Dynamics solutions are an integral part of some of the most successful patient safety initiatives. As an ISO 9001 certified company, Precision Dynamics follows a systematic, world-standard approach to ensure superior product design, manufacturing, and customer support services.
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