Patient ID & Safety
A barcoded wristband can provide two forms of identification in one easy-to-access place by encoding the patient name and identification number.
Barcoded wristbands save administrative time wherever staff need access to an individual’s notes or medicines, ensuring that patients have a solid, accessible identification foundation that their health record can be built around. Additionally, once wristbands are barcoded to provide basic patient identification, other identification, tracking, and data collection applications can be added to take advantage of barcode data entry.
Mobile printing supports safer, more efficient processes.
Printing patient-related documents anywhere but at bedside carries an element of risk. Returning to a central location such as a nurse’s station to pick up printed forms, tags or labels can mean returning to bedside with the wrong item, and consequently following the wrong directions for a given patient. And more time spent to-ing and fro-ing to the department printer is less time spent actively caring for patients. With our mobile printing solutions, materials can be printed in full sight of the patient in question, eliminating the dangers of misidentification and saving precious time.
Without mobility, there are many steps in medication administration that are not only time consuming, but also present opportunities for error.
Armed with a mobile computer with barcode scanning capability, nurses can scan the patient wristband, the medication and their own ID card in seconds, ensuring that the right patient receives the right medication, the right dose, by the right route, at the right time.