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Salem Hospital Reduces Use of Multiple Patient Wristbands for Better Patient Care

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Multiple Wristbands, Multiple Problems Salem Hospital in Oregon is a Magnet® designated hospital, a recognition achieved by approximately 8% of all registered hospitals in the United States. This means a key focus for Salem Health nursing leaders is aligning strategic nursing goals to the organization’s patient outcomes and care. They enable organizational change from all levels and departments in the...

Choose the Right Patient ID Wristband to Reduce Admission Times & Improve Patient Satisfaction

Why Print Durability and Assembly Time are Key Factors for Speed and Continuity of Care Patient ID bands are used on every patient to identify and assist in patient care. Various styles of wristbands exist and identifying the right fit for your patients is a critical component for patient care and caregiver workflow. There are a couple of key factors to...

Terrebonne General Medical Center Improves Patient Wristband Scanning with PDC

Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) in Houma, Louisiana is a facility with the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. It is also recognized nationally and internationally for patient safety and high quality, compassionate care.  Fading Wristbands, A Disruption in Patient Care TGMC uses thermal printers to produce their barcoded patient identification wristbands. However, while using a PDC competitor’s brand, the barcodes...

Switching patient identification systems removes printer jams, saving hospital time & money

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In a Jam at Check In Fairmont Regional Medical Center is a 207 bed Joint Commission accredited hospital in Fairmont, West Virginia and the only hospital in West Virginia to be named a TOP PERFORMER in key quality measures 5 years in a row. Like many hospitals, Fairmont has a strong focus on patient care, comfort and safety despite a...

5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Patient ID Wristband System

Positive patient identification is the foundation for patient safety. Every patient, procedure, and department relies upon the patient's wristband to accurately identify the patient. The wristband provides a critical link between the patient's identity, electronic medical record, and treatment. Missing or illegible wristbands, barcodes that won’t scan and other issues pose serious implications to patient safety. Unfortunately, ID system issues...

Improving Healthcare Worker Safety through Privacy – New Legislation

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Proposed bill in Pennsylvania to remove the requirement for last names on ID badges Workplace violence is on average four times 1 more likely in healthcare settings compared to private industries. Currently, Pennsylvania law requires healthcare employee IDs to include a photo, first and last name. With social media and personal information being easier than ever to access online, sharing...

PDC Hosts 9th Annual Brady Walk for Community to Raise Money for Local Charities

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PDC joined the other Brady Corporation locations around the U.S. for the Annual Brady Walk for Community event to benefit local charities. On May 23, 2019, PDC's employees in Billerica, Massachusetts, Manheim, Pennsylvania, Valencia, California and Port Orange, Florida laced up their sneakers and walked laps for a total $20,370 donated by Brady Corporation to The Michael Hoefflin Foundation,...

Leading Southeast Texas Nonprofit Breast Healthcare Organization Ensures all Women Receive Quality Care

Since its inception over three decades ago, The Rose has been offering advanced, life-saving breast healthcare services to meet the growing needs of all women regardless of their financial situation.  Now, the leading nonprofit breast healthcare organization in Southeast Texas, The Rose, provides breast cancer screenings, diagnostic services, and access to treatment for approximately 40,000 uninsured and insured women...

The 2019 Lab Specimen ID Report

Read the Report Now Over 200 US hospital lab professionals participated in a survey developed to explore the top priorities, challenges, and concerns within the lab, as they relate to specimen errors and identification. Through this report, you can expect to learn how your peers answered, what it means, and how you can begin the dialog at your organization about...

Summit Health’s Mammo Challenge Encourages Employee Health with Friendly Competition

Summit Health’s women’s health services in Franklin County, Pennsylvania has been making a remarkable impact in the lives of their employees and the community for more than nine years through its engaging and life-saving “Mammo Challenge” program. This program ignites the spirit of fun and competition to educate and inspire employees and their families to receive annual mammograms so...