Barcode system to correctly identify patient samples
25 Oct 2010
Yorkshire company Brenmoor will be unveiling a new medical
sample identification system at this year's MEDICA exhibition in
Dusseldorf in November.
Every day thousands of patient’s samples are lost, misled or
mixed up due to human handwriting errors — an issue that is causing
huge problems with sample specimen collection and point-of-care
The Brenmoor PATscan system duplicates patient’s information from
a printed wristband straight onto a label in less than a second —
putting an end to miss-identified hospital samples.
It is supplied already coded so it works straight out of the box;
all nursing staff have to do is scan a barcode on the patient
identity wristband and immediately a label with the correct patient
demographic is produced.
label can then be applied to a variety of sample tubes or bottles,
specific patient drugs, swabs and anything else that needs to be
identified as belonging to a patient. Brenmoor will also be
showcasing their range of printed identification wristbands at the
exhibition, a concept they are looking to roll out in hospitals
Printed identification wristbands ensure patients are correctly
identified throughout their stay in hospital and contain a barcode,
the patient's name and their date of birth.
Like the PATscan system, the wristbands are easy to print,
extremely comfortable for the patient and are resistant to soaps,
alcohol, water and other commonly used chemicals used in hospitals.
Brenmoor supply more printable wristbands into UK hospitals than
any other supplier and are keen to introduce their pioneering range
of wristbands and other identification products into new European
Paul Brennan of Brenmoor, said: “There is an urgent need to
reduce identification errors in the vast majority of hospitals
throughout the world and we believe that printed identification on
sample labels and patient wristband is the solution.
“Our systems are easy-to-use and eliminate human errors forever.
We will be at MEDICA 2010 to raise the awareness and benefits of
printed identification and are eager to source new distribution
partners across the globe.”