PDC Healthcare Now Offering Timestrip® Blood Temp 10 to Monitor Real-Time Temperature of Blood Units Transported within Hospitals
Unique Temperature Indicator Offers Ease of Use for At-a-Glance Temperature Monitoring
Valencia, CA (January 20, 2016) – PDC Healthcare, a global leader of innovative identification and patient safety solutions, announced today it has added Timestrip® Blood Temp 10 blood temperature indicators to its extensive product offering for hospital blood banks and surgery centers. Timestrip® Blood Temp 10 is the only indicator on the market that doesn’t require pre-conditioning and is easily activated with a push of a button. Timestrip® Blood Temp 10 is intended to monitor the temperature of blood bags during transportation and storage to help maintain quality control and assurance.
Timestrip® Blood Temp 10 indicators help blood banks and hospitals meet AABB Standards and the FDA’s CFR 600.15(a) for monitoring temperature of whole blood during transportation and storage. Once activated and applied to a pre-chilled blood bag, the device monitors the temperature and indicates when the temperature breaches 10 degrees Celsius to alert clinicians that the temperature has exceeded the recommended guidelines. Timestrip® Blood Temp 10 is easy to use and the indicator requires no special conditioning prior to use, unlike other indicators which require heating or refrigeration for specific time periods prior to activation. Timestrip® Blood Temp 10 has FDA 510(k) clearance.
“While the Thirty Minute Rule is the current standard for blood transportation, Timestrip® Blood Temp 10 provides added assurance by monitoring the temperature of the blood units,” said Heather Hudson, Product Manager for PDC Healthcare. “Timestrip® Blood Temp 10 is the easiest indicator to use and we believe our customers will benefit from having an additional mechanism for maintaining quality control.”
Timestrip® Blood Temp 10 is packaged in boxes of 100 indicators and is distributed by PDC Healthcare. Timestrip® Blood Temp 6 is also offered for monitoring temperature during storage. For more information about Blood Temp 10, please visit www.pdchealthcare.com/bloodtemp10.About PDC Healthcare
With nearly 60 years of experience, PDC Healthcare connects people, products, and technology worldwide through innovative identification systems for the safe and efficient management of patients and procedures. PDC Healthcare is the result of the merger between two industry leaders and pioneers in healthcare: Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC) and The St. John Companies Inc.
PDC Healthcare is a global leader and pacesetter in the development of wristband, label, medical records, and imaging systems. An originator of innovative technologies, the company introduced the first single-piece patient wristband, first bar code wristband system, first thermal printer wristband, first Smart Band® RFID wristband system, and the award-winning PDC Smart® Kiosk, among many other innovations.
PDC Healthcare products are used by over 90% of U.S. hospitals 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 Healthcare follows a systematic, world-standard approach to ensure superior product design, manufacturing, and customer support services. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com or www.pdchealthcare.com
On Dec. 28, 2012, PDC Healthcare was acquired by Brady Corporation, (NYSE:BRC) a world leader in identification solutions for premises, products, and people.