SAN FERNANDO, CA--(Marketwire - February 01, 2011) - Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), the global leader in healthcare identification, today announced a new extension to its popular DuraPrint Laser Printable Patient ID System called DuraPrint TenderCare which accommodates Labor & Delivery, Neonatal, and Pediatric applications. Unlike traditional laminated wristbands, DuraPrint TenderCare's patented material doesn't require a laminate overlay, which greatly reduces application time while protecting patient information.
Available in three styles (Mother/Father/Baby, Neonatal, and Pediatric/Infant), DuraPrint TenderCare features extra smooth material with contoured edges that are soft on the most delicate of patient's skin. "No other laser ID product is gentler on tender skin," said Maryellen O'Keefe Smith, Product Manager for Precision Dynamics. "It also provides a maximum level of durability to resist scratching and tearing for the full duration of the patient's stay."
The Mother/Father/Baby and Neonatal Sheets feature a unique "luggage tag" design in which the tail of the wristband threads through a slit and easily adjusts to the size of the patient's wrist or ankle. The design provides a large space for both handwritten and printed patient information.
"In talking to hospital staff that are responsible for banding patients, a common criticism of the laminate overly wristband is inconvenience," said O'Keefe Smith. "Staff found the manual process of applying the laminate overly onto the band to be cumbersome, time-consuming, and inefficient." Designed to overcome these challenges, DuraPrint TenderCare's advanced material safely protects patient data and bar codes without the need for an overlay. "It's quick, easy, and seamless," said O'Keefe Smith. "Simply remove the band, apply it to the patient's wrist or ankle, and secure with the tamper-evident adhesive closure. It's that simple." Compatible with HP and Lexmark printers, DuraPrint TenderCare does not require capital for additional equipment so it's quick and easy to switch to DuraPrint TenderCare from another patient ID product.
Hospitals also choose DuraPrint TenderCare for its ability to protect patient information for accurate bar code scanning. Traditional laminate overlay wristbands may cause wrinkles and folds, while allowing water and chemicals to become trapped underneath the overlay. This can cause bar code readability and legibility problems, which can lead to misidentification errors. DuraPrint TenderCare's® patented material resists moisture, alcohol, and hand sanitizer to provide maximum protection of patient information. "As a result, DuraPrint scans the first time, every time," said O'Keefe Smith.
The DuraPrint TenderCare Mother/Father/Baby Sheet includes two baby wristbands, two adult wristbands, and one crib card. The Neonatal Sheet includes four baby wristbands and one crib card. The Pediatric/Infant Sheet includes one pediatric wristband, one infant wristband, and 16 standard chart labels.
"The patient wristband is one of the few hospital products that come in daily contact with both the patient and caregiver -- from Admissions to discharge," said O'Keefe Smith. "We designed DuraPrint TenderCare to be one of the most patient-friendly and user-friendly products in Healthcare to make the process of patient identification easier, more convenient, and more productive."
To learn more about DuraPrint TenderCare and other Precision Dynamics bar code identification systems, call 800.772.1122 or 800.323.4840. Or visit www.pdcorp.com/duraprint.
About Precision Dynamics Corporation:
The Leading Provider of Positive ID and Positive Outcomes ™
With more than 50 years of experience, Precision Dynamics provides accurate, reliable, and easy-to-use healthcare ID solutions that empower the flawless delivery of care and enhance outcomes across all major hospital functions. Our products are used in all of the leading hospitals worldwide and comprise a comprehensive range of wristband and labeling systems that provide positive ID and positive clinical outcomes.
Precision Dynamics products meet important guidelines of The Joint Commission, World Healthcare Organization, FDA, AHA, and HIPAA. As the developer of the first single-piece patient wristband, the first bar code wristband system, and the first Smart Band® RFID wristband system, Precision Dynamics solutions are an integral part of some of the most successful patient safety initiatives. As an ISO 9001 certified company, Precision Dynamics follows a systematic, world-standard approach to ensure superior product design, manufacturing, and customer support services.