PDC-St. John Expands its Securline® Bar Code Blood Band Product Line to Meet Customer Needs
New Wristband Styles Make Securline® the most Comprehensive Line of Blood Recipient Identification Solutions for Blood Banks
Valencia, CA (April 2, 2013) PDC-St. John, the global leader in healthcare identification solutions, announces the extension of its Securline® Hybrid Style Bar Code Blood Band. The blood recipient ID wristband system provides automated patient identification for blood transfusion, specimen collection, and tracking to improve patient safety and workflow efficiencies in hospitals and blood banks. With the addition of six new Blood Band product lines, PDC-St. John now offers the widest selection of blood bank ID solutions in the healthcare marketplace.
The patented, Securline® Hybrid Style Bar Code Blood Band is dual-purpose to accommodate both laboratory information system (LIS) labels and handwritten patient information. Larger healthcare organizations with multiple labs and facilities can standardize and consolidate to a single blood band, regardless of using an LIS system, or in the case of an emergency or electrical outage, a handwritten system. 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.
The six new product lines - which vary by format, size, and function - were designed to serve as a drop-in replacement for any current printer or system already in place at hospitals, blood banks, and laboratories. The Securline® blood bands fit both adult and pediatric patients and feature matching alphanumeric bar code labels (128 bar code symbology) on the wristband and draw tube tail that can be applied to additional draw tubes, patient charts, transfusion requisitions, and as a secondary label on IV blood bags. New Securline® styles have a larger font size for the unique alphanumeric code on the wristband and matching labels, and are reattachable in the event the Blood Band needs to be removed and reapplied to the patient for surgery or other procedures.
“Bar code technology helps hospitals and labs reduce human verification errors to increase patient safety while enhancing workflow efficiencies, providing caregivers more time for patient care,” said D’Albert Benoit, marketing manager for PDC-St. John. “Our customers’ input helped inform the new designs and features of this product line extension. Securline® wristbands’ wide selection of styles, sizes, and features help meet customers’ exact needs, while remaining a cost-effective solution for blood banks.”
Securline® Hybrid Style Bar Code Blood Bands feature V-Notch™ Secondary Labels to ensure proper placement on BD Vacutainer® Plus Plastic Tubes, for bar code scanning and visibility of tube color. Hospitals and labs using V-Notch™ labels report cost savings and an increase in productivity from saving time and resources previously spent on re-labeling tubes.
For more information, please visit: www.pdcorp.com/healthcare or contact a PDC-St. John Customer Care representative at 800-435-4242.
About PDC-St. John
With more than 55 years of experience, PDC-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 & entertainment, and law enforcement industries. A pioneer of innovative technologies, 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, among many other innovations.
PDC-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, PDC-St. John follows a systematic, world-standard approach to ensure superior product design, manufacturing, and customer support services. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com and www.stjohninc.com.
On Dec. 28, 2012, the company was acquired by Brady Corporation, (NYSE:BRC) a world leader in identification solutions for premises, products, and people.