PDC Healthcare to Launch Several New Blood Bank ID Solutions that Improve Patient Safety & Efficiency at the 2014 AABB Annual Meeting
Identification Innovations Cover Entire Patient Population & Provide On-Demand ID Printing
Valencia, CA (Oct. 21, 2014) – PDC Healthcare, the global leader of innovative identification solutions, will unveil its expanded product offering for blood transfusion patient identification at the 2014 AABB Annual Meeting, from October 25 to 28, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
On display will be the extended Securline® Bar Code Blood Band product line. New Securline® VeriDigit™ is specially designed to support the Cerner Bridge Transfusion Administration System, and features an encoded permanent bar code that requires the caregiver to scan the patient’s blood band at bedside prior to transfusion, ensuring positive patient identification. The new Securline® NICU Blood ID Tag is the first and only, patent-pending solution that identifies NICU patients for blood applications, allowing infants to stay swaddled to promote healthy development.
Securline® Bar Code Blood Bands and NICU Tags feature a permanent, unique alphanumeric bar code, plus matching alphanumeric bar code labels that can be applied to draw tubes, patient charts, transfusion requisitions, and as a secondary label on IV blood bags. 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), providing greater accuracy, efficiency, and cost savings. It also meets the requirements of HIPAA for the protection of patient privacy, and the AHA to reduce the risk of lost or transferred data.
“Our blood ID solutions now serve the entire patient population, including even the most fragile patients in NICU.” said D’Albert Benoit, Director of Patient ID Solutions & Global ID Initiatives for PDC Healthcare. “We’re not stopping there. Our new print-on-demand blood ID solutions for are designed to meet the healthcare market demand as it transitions to electronic medical records and from human-readable to machine-readable identification.”
PDC Healthcare will also display several new laser and thermal print-on-demand solutions for blood applications. The TrustSense™ patient ID printing solution, for thermal blood applications, allows caregivers to print both wristbands and labels at a patient’s bedside, in the lab, or wherever needed. The DuraSoft® Laser Patient ID Solution prints a wristband and labels on a single sheet, for convenience and increased efficiency.
About PDC Healthcare
With more than 55 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 the 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 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 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.