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PDC – St. John Introduces New Conf-ID-ent™ Bar Code Blood Card System for Blood Transfusion Identification

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PDC – St. John Introduces New Conf-ID-ent™ Bar Code Blood Card System for Blood Transfusion Identification

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Bar Coding Streamlines the Blood Transfusion Process with One-Person Verification and Improves Patient Safety by Helping Prevent Human Errors

San Fernando, CA - (April 19, 2012) Precision Dynamics – St. John, the global leader in healthcare  identification solutions, announced today the release of its new Conf-ID-ent™  Bar Code Blood Card System, a blood recipient ID wristband system  that provides automated  patient identification for blood transfusion, specimen  collection, and tracking. Using bar coding technology, the Conf-ID-ent™ blood  identification system meets the revised Elements of  Performance (EP) as outlined in The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety  Goal for blood transfusions, NPSG.01.03.01, for a one-person verification process  (versus two-person verification). The revised EP was released in September 2010  after The Joint Commission consulted healthcare and safety experts and  literature to determine that automated identification technology contributes to  patient safety.
 
The Conf-ID-ent™ Bar  Code Blood Card is pre-printed with alpha-numeric serialization  and bar codes to accurately match the right patient to the right blood. This  improves patient safety by helping prevent identification related human errors  that can occur during the blood transfusion process. It includes a form with one  matching insert card for a blood band wristband, plus 18 matching bar code  labels that can be used to identify draw tubes, patient chart, transfusion  requisition, and as a secondary label on blood bags.
 
The Conf-ID-ent™ Bar Code  Blood Card is sold in units of 250 cards or as a system with an option for  inpatient or outpatient blood bands. Both the inpatient and outpatient blood  bands provide a soft, latex-free, Phthalate-free material that maximizes patient  comfort and safety yet is also durable and strong to last throughout the  patient’s stay. The outpatient style blood band features an insert pocket that  is water-resistant to protect patient data for multiple days.
 
“Making the move to bar coding for transfusion patient identification has a  tremendous impact on staff efficiency and the prevention of errors,” said Karen Joseph, marketing manager for Precision Dynamics-St. John. “For starters, hospitals using bar coding only  need one-person verification instead of using valuable caregiver time to wait  for another nurse to perform the two-person verification process required for  the non-automated identification method. Plus, bar coding  reduces paperwork and helps prevent human errors associated with handwritten  information.”
 
The Conf-ID-ent™  Bar Code Blood System meets important  patient safety regulatory guidelines, including The Joint Commission’s Patient  Safety Guidelines, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) for protection of patient privacy, and AHA  (American Hospital Association) to reduce the risk of lost or transferred data.  For  more information, please visit: www.patientidexpert.com/bloodcardsystem.html or contact Customer Service at 800-435-4242.
 

About Precision  Dynamics Corporation – St. John

 
With more than 50 years of experience, Precision Dynamics Corporation - St.  John is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of wristband,  label, medical records and imaging systems.  The company specializes in  serving the healthcare, leisure and entertainment, and law enforcement  industries. The company 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. 
  
Precision Dynamics Corporation - St. John 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, Precision Dynamics Corporation –  St. John follows a sy
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