Patient wristbands rolled out across Europe
17 November 2009
Brenmoor, whose printed identification wristbands are used in eight out of 10 UK hospitals, is looking to roll out its products in Europe and globally using trade fair Medica in Dusseldorf as a launch platform.
Providing a cost-effective but high-quality solution, Brenmoor’s identification bands contain a barcode, and the patient's name and date of birth.
They have been designed following consultation with healthcare staff and have been approved by the UK National Patient Safety Agency for distribution through NHS Supply Chain.
They are easy to print, comfortable for the patient and are resistant to soaps, alcohol, water and other commonly used chemicals used in hospitals.
There are a wide range of ID bracelets available including those for general patient use, short to medium term stays in hospital and ones specially designed for children.
Brenmoor is the only British and European manufacturer and supplier of printable wristbands to the NHS and is keen to introduce their pioneering range of wristbands and bracelets into new European markets.
The company is attending Medica in Dusseldorf this week and will use the exhibition as a platform to raise awareness and promote the benefits of printed ID bracelets. It will also take the opportunity to source new partners across the globe.
Paul Brennan of Brenmoor, said: “Between February 2006 and January 2007, the National Patient Safety Agency Advice received over 24,000 reports of patients being wrongly identified and mismatched with their care. This can be distressing for patients and for staff and can result in serious, lasting harm, such as chronic pain, undiagnosed cancers, blindness and even death.”
“There is an urgent need to reduce identification errors in the vast majority of hospitals throughout the world and we believe that printed identification bands will provide that solution, ensuring the right patient gets the right care.”