PDC's Ramona Douglass to Speak on Bar Code Solutions & Positive Patient ID at the Consorta
San Fernando, CA (October 11, 2005) – Ramona Douglass, Senior Manager Bar Code Solutions at Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a global leader in automatic wristband identification, will present “Positive Patient Identification: Automating the Process from Bar Coding to RFID” at the Consorta Resource Management Conference, October 11 in Chicago, Illinois.
Douglass’ presentation will discuss current hospital bar code practices and the problems that occur in daily use. The advantages and challenges of various bar code symbologies will be distinguished, as well as which symbologies are best suited for use with patient wristbands. The presentation will emphasize the advantage of linking patient wristbands to bar coding protocols at point-of-care and how this relates to medication administration, specimen collection and transfusion verification. The presentation will conclude with an overview of the progression from bar coding to RFID in healthcare.
About Ramona Douglass
Ramona Douglass has been a medical sales & marketing professional for nearly 30 years. She has experience in both distribution channel sales (formerly with Scientific Products) and direct manufacturing sales (Hollister, Inc., and Precision Dynamics Corp. since 1981). She has been a Corporate Sales Trainer, top producing Regional Manager for a 50+ million dollar corporation and is currently heading up Precision Dynamics Corp. Bar Code System Solutions Team.
Douglass has given educational presentations at UCLA, Sharp Healthcare, Daughters of Charity, Kaiser and other key IDNs on the value of creating strategic partnerships and consultative selling when exploring Auto ID options for patient safety and POS-ID. She is an active member of HIMSS on its Auto ID and Bar Code Task Force and has worked very diligently to support JCAHO’s National Patient Safety Guidelines by sharing industry white papers, case studies and healthcare bar code successes.
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 in 1984 and radio frequency identification (RFID) wristbands in 2000. 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 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.