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Signs It’s Time for Your ASC to Upgrade Its Patient ID Solution

Every patient, procedure, and staff member an Ambulatory Surgery Center relies on accurate patient identification. Patient identification wristbands are crucial to ensuring patient safety as they provide a critical link between the patient’s identity, electronic medical record, and treatment. With the high volumes ambulatory surgery centers have to handle, it’s critical to stay updated with the latest...

Wristband & Label System Compatibility FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions Patient ID Wristbands What wristbands do you have that are compatible with our EMR System? PDC’s laser and thermal wristbands can all be used with any EMR system and work with all leading laser and thermal printers, including PDC...

The Importance of Standardized Colors for Special Risk Patient Alerts

Healthcare workers care for a variety of patients with special risks and health statuses. Being able to easily differentiate and identify these risks can be the difference in ensuring a patient’s safety and makes fulfilling a patient’s needs easier for healthcare workers. Thousands of healthcare facilities across the country have adopted standardized, color-coded...

Five Best Practices for IV Medication Administration Safety 

Healthcare professionals are faced with many obstacles while administering IV medication to patients, which can lead to medical errors and a risk for patient safety. Nearly 40% of medical errors take place during medication administration as it is one of the most intricate processes for healthcare staff. It is critical to ensure the 5 rights of medication...

3 More Efficient Ways to Identify Patients at an ASC

3 More Efficient Ways to Identify Patients at an ASC According to a recent survey with PDC customers, a majority of Ambulatory Surgery Centers are using a printed label adhered to a paper or plastic wristband as their method of identifying patients. While this method enables them to satisfy the Joint Commission’s Two Patient...

How Breast Centers are Improving Patient Experience

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Due to increasing scrutiny around patient satisfaction and what it may mean for reimbursement, patient volume, and quality standards, it’s no surprise that patient experience is at the forefront of breast centers’ priorities. We spoke with many of our top breast health professionals about the top priorities for their facilities. As expected, improving patient experience topped the list, followed...

5 Easy Ways to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Your Healthcare Organization

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, an important time to bring attention to a disease that 1 in 8 women have a chance to develop. Raising awareness helps educate women on the warning signs and symptoms of breast cancer, promotes regular cancer screening, and raises funding for research to help save lives.  From identification...

5 Ways Flu Shot Stickers Can Help You Prepare for This Flu Season  

Spread the word and not the flu! PDC’s Flu Shot Stickers can help your facility meet compliance while encouraging staff and patients to get vaccinated annually. Flu season can be a hectic time for healthcare facilities, and a full staff is vital to maintaining an efficient workflow. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

Video Q&A with Dr. Christopher Walters: The Details Behind Ident-Alert® IV Port Clips

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Developed with anesthesiologist Dr. Christopher Walters, Ident-Alert® IV Port Clips are a simple way to help prevent IV medication errors during surgery. The clips are designed specifically for IV injection ports to act as a last step visual cue and reminder for medication warnings or allergies. They help prevent potentially lethal medication administration errors by alerting the anesthesiologist right at...

The Power of a COVID-19 Vaccine Sticker

Driving Confidence and Compliance Similar to Flu Shot Stickers, using COVID-19 Vaccine Stickers can help healthcare facilities promote employee vaccinations while also encouraging patients to get vaccinated.  The CDC published a full COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit, which includes sticker templates, to help build confidence about the COVID-19 vaccination among healthcare teams and other staff.  PDC...