San Fernando, California (PressExposure) October 24, 2007 -- Patient misidentification and safety is a critical issue concerning blood transfusions. Reducing the risk of human error during transfusions through an effective patient identification system can help save patient lives. Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), the leader and innovator of automated wristband identification, manufactures ISBT 128 Standards compliant blood band systems for positive blood and patient identification. PDCâs SecurlineÂ® Blood Band and Ident-Aâ¢ Blood Recipient systems helps reduce transfusion errors related to patient or blood misidentification.
According to the Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) scheme (a confidential, anonymous scheme for the collection and analysis of adverse events to transfusion), the most frequently occurring adverse event accounting for 70% of incidents reported is âincorrect blood component transfusedâ. Errors can occur at all stages of the transfusion chain and in about half of cases, multiple system failures were identified.* PDCâs SecurlineÂ® Blood Band and Ident-Aâ¢ Blood Recipient Systems minimize the chance of incompatible transfusions due to wrong blood and/or wrong patient identification to improve patient safety.
The SecurlineÂ® Blood Band System helps reduce misidentification errors while increasing patient comfort and safety. Features include the new Blood Band PlusÂ® with a peel off self adhesive tail that applies to specimen tubes; SecurSnapÂ® closure for maximum safety and security; and 23 easy peel labels for quick identification and tracking of specimens.
PDCâs Ident-Aâ¢ Blood Recipient System ensures that proper ID procedures are followed by using tamperproof, non-transferable wristbands and number label sheets. Features include comfortable moisture resistant bands with pre numbered insert cards, transfusion numbers and sequential numbering to clearly identify the patient and blood container, and adhesive labels which firmly adhere to wet and refrigerated blood containers or tie tags.
For more information please visit: [http://www.pdcorp.com/healthcare/blood_bands.html] or call PDCâs customer care at: 800-772-1122.
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*Cited from: ABO incompatible transfusionsâexperience from the UK Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) scheme Transfusions ABO incompatible By Dorothy Stainsby , National Blood Service (Newcastle), Holland Drive, Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4NQ, UK, Transfusion Clinique et Biologique, Volume 12, Issue 5, November 2005, Pages 385-388.
About Precision Dynamics
With over 50 years of experience, PDC is a global leader and pacesetter in the development of Auto ID wristband systems for healthcare, leisure and entertainment, and law enforcement. The company introduced the first patient Bar Code ID Wristband, patented Smart BandÂ® Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristbands, the AgeBandÂ® Age/ID System, and PDC Smart KioskÂ® Cashless RFID System. PDC is committed to 100% quality in service, design, and manufacturing and has ISO-9001: 2000 and ISO-13485: 2003 certification. For more information, visit http://www.pdcorp.com
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