Precision Dynamics Corporation Offers Color Coded Alert Band Wristbands for Patient Safety
San Fernando, CA - (August 1, 2007) – Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a leader and innovator of automated wristband identification, announces the release of color coded Alert Band Wristbands for patient safety.
Throughout the United States, healthcare facilities have long used color-coded wristbands to signal important medical information. In fact, according to the 2005 Patient Safety Authority Survey of Pennsylvania Hospitals four out of five respondents’ facilities used color-coded patient wristbands. However, the lack of consistency in wristband meanings and how they are applied presents problems when patients are transferred among facilities and when patients are cared for by clinicians in multiple hospitals. This challenge was highlighted when a patient was nearly not resuscitated during a cardiopulmonary arrest because she was incorrectly designated “DNR” with a color-coded wristband by a nurse who worked in multiple facilities and was confused about the meanings of different colors.*
Events such as these increase the risks of making potentially fatal patient errors. Precision Dynamics’ color coded Alert Band wristbands greatly minimize the chance of error by providing pre-printed, large visible text/cues and an extensive range of vibrant colors that allow healthcare workers to immediately identify patient medical conditions. Each band is equipped with PDC’s patented SecurSnap® closure for optimum patient comfort and safety.
While at this time there isn’t a national standard assigning specific color wristbands to specific alerts, individual states such as Arizona, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and others are adopting standards and PDC supports these and all patient safety initiatives. In support of these initiatives, PDC’s Color Coded Alert Bands provide maximum patient protection and comfort in one total wristband solution.
PDC’s Color Coded Alert Wristbands provides healthcare professionals with the following advantages:
- Clear Visibility of patient alerts even if the patient shifts or the patient cannot be disturbed.
- SecurSnap® closures for patient security, safety and comfort.
- Flexibility in size for patient comfort.
- Custom printed text to fit any standardized level now and in the future.
- Custom alert logos to allow for less common conditions such as “Limb alert” or “Lymphedema Alert” etc.
* Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Annual Report for 2005
About Precision Dynamics
With over 50 years of experience, PDC is a global leader and pacesetter in the development of Auto ID wristband systems for healthcare, leisure and entertainment, and law enforcement. The company introduced the first patient Bar Code ID Wristband, patented Smart Band® Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristbands, the AgeBand® Age/ID System, and PDC Smart Kiosk® Cashless RFID System. PDC is committed to 100% quality in service, design, and manufacturing and has ISO-9001: 2000 and ISO-13485: 2003 certification. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com.