New Infant Bar Code Tag Improves Positive Patient ID for Medication Administration in L & D Room
Precision Bar Code Tag is First of Its Kind for Infant Identification Bar Code Products
San Fernando, CA (December 12 2005) – Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a global leader in automatic wristband identification, introduced its new Precision Bar Code Tags for infants. PDC created the bar code tag to meet the needs of hospital labor and delivery, pediatric and NICU departments asking for a reliable bar code identification solution for infants.
Traditional infant identification wristbands or anklebands are small and do not provide sufficient room for patient information. What’s more, bar codes on these small bands are prone to curvature, which decreases the scanability of the bar code. Precision Bar Code Tags are threaded on to the wristband thereby eliminating the curvature issue and enabling more successful first time scans.
Precision Bar Code Tags accommodate either linear or 2D bar codes, along with up to three lines of text. This frees up space on the wristband for pertinent patient information and reduces cost by eliminating the need for extra ID bands. The tags are printed using direct thermal printers which provide high quality legibility of bar codes and text. The tags are compatible with most thermal printers that have 1.5” and 3” core sizes.
Positive patient identification is critical to patient safety. Hospitals are using Precision Bar Code Tags for medication administration, specifically to verify that the right patient is receiving the right medication. The product comes with two infant tags and slightly larger tags for mother and father wristbands, providing additional patient identifiers for nurses. Infant only tags will be available in the beginning of 2006, and sets of four Pediatric sized tags are available now.
PDC wristbands come with pre-printed alpha-numeric serial numbers which are typically used as an additional cross-match between newborn and parents. The tags accommodate any PDC mother/infant wristband; SnugFit® and Veri-Color® are recommended.
About Precision Dynamics
With nearly 50 years of experience, PDC is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of automatic identification wristband systems and quality healthcare products. The company introduced the first patient Bar Code ID Wristband System in 1984, the Smart Band® Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristband System in 2000, and the AgeBand® Electronic Age/ID Verification System in 2004. PDC also provides premium healthcare products for labor & delivery, urology, and other applications. PDC is committed to 100% quality in service, design, and manufacturing. This is substantiated by their ISO-9001: 2000 and ISO-13485: 2003 certification at their main facility in San Fernando, CA. Plans to establish certification at their new facility in Tijuana, Mexico are underway. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com.