Another Hospital Adds Bar Coded Wristband Technology to Improve Patient Care by EndurID

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More and more hospitals are starting to realize that bar coded wristband technologies really do improve patient care. Recently Northumberland Hills Hospital has joined forces with the bar coded technology in order to improve their own patient safety and it has paid off.

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									  Another Hospital Adds Bar Coded Wristband Technology to
                    Improve Patient Care
More and more hospitals are starting to realize that bar coded wristband technologies really do improve
patient care. Recently Northumberland Hills Hospital has joined forces with the bar coded technology in
order to improve their own patient safety and it has paid off.

On the Northhumberland Today it is quoted:

“At the board’s March meeting, president and chief executive officer Robert Biron described the
Electronic Medication Administration Record and Bedside Verification project that is now in use for
inpatients, from the birthing suite to intensive care.

At admission, each patient gets a wristband with a unique encrypted bar code to ensure he or she gets
the right medication at the right time. Codes are accessed by hospital personnel with hand-held
scanners and computer-equipped mobile drug carts.”

This is the direction the hospital community is taking slowly but surely. More medical institutions are
getting serious or patient care and safety with wrist band technology. Bar codes can keep a hospital
track record moving in a safe direction for the long haul.

Hospital bar coded wristbands can ensure:

       Proper medicine administration
       Color Coding Standards for Allergies, Fall, and DNR
       Efficient patient tracking capabilities

How the Endur ID color coding works:

       Red (A) – Allergy
       Yellow (F) – Fall Risk
       Purple (DNR) – Do Not Resuscitate
       Pink (RE) - Restricted Extremity
       Green (L) – Latex Allergy

Hospital patient safety is something that many hospitals strive for. There is no room for error when it
comes to patients and the mishaps that occur in hospitals across the nation every single day.

								
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