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Posted: May, 9, 2016
Durable, Lab-Tested Identification Tags Help Improve Communication and Workflow Efficiency in Central Sterile
Valencia, CA (May 10, 2016) – PDC Healthcare, a global leader of innovative identification and patient safety solutions, announced today that it has added a line of Ident-Alert™ Tray and Scope Tags to its product offering for hospital central sterile processing. Ident-Alert™ Tray and Scope Tags help central sterile processing personnel properly identify, classify, and track trays, scopes, and surgical instruments throughout the sterilization process to help improve workflow efficiency.
The line of Ident-Alert™ Tray and Scope Tags was developed as a direct result of customer demand for customized identification tags for sterilization processing. In response, PDC Healthcare has added a full line of stock imprint tags which will help reduce customer costs and product lead time. Customers who convert to using Ident-Alert™ Tray and Scope Tags can expect cost savings of up to 25% compared to other tags in the market, plus the tags are on most national group purchasing organization contracts. A wide variety of customization options are also available to allow facilities to customize tags to fit their unique applications and needs.
The Ident-Alert™ line of tray and scope tags is lab-tested to withstand most autoclave and disinfectant processing, and includes several formats most commonly used to improve communication and workflow efficiency in the hospital central sterile department. Ident-Alert™ multipurpose tags are blank and can be used for a wide variety of identification applications by applying autoclavable labels or tape, sterilization indicators, or handwritten information to the tag. Ident-Alert™ scope tags are pre-printed with helpful fields that indicate scope cleaning process details such as date, serial number, initials, etc. to streamline and document the entire scope sterilization process. There’s also a scope repair tag that makes it quick and easy for techs to indicate repair needs for equipment. Ident-Alert™ tray tags are pre-printed with special alerts to communicate tray type, such as “Priority,” “Loaner,” and “Vendor,” as well as “Broken,” and “Missing” to alert personnel about special actions that must be taken to process the tray and return it to inventory.
Ident-Alert™ Tray and Scope Tags are packaged in cases of 1000 tags and are manufactured by PDC Healthcare. The new line of Ident-Alert™ Tray and Scope Tags is a complementary addition to PDC Healthcare’s product offering for hospital central sterile which includes autoclave labels and tape, handheld labeling systems, instrument marking tape, communication labels, disinfectant cleaners and wipes, and personal protective supplies. For more information about Ident-Alert™ Tray and Scope Tags and PDC Healthcare’s central sterile products, please visit www.pdchealthcare.com/centralsterile.
About PDC Healthcare
With nearly 60 years of experience, PDC Healthcare connects people, products, and technology worldwide through innovative identification systems for the safe and efficient management of patients and procedures. PDC Healthcare is the result of the merger between two industry leaders and pioneers in healthcare: Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC) and The St. John Companies Inc.
PDC Healthcare is a global leader and pacesetter in the development of wristband, label, medical records, and imaging systems. An originator of innovative technologies, the company introduced the first single-piece patient wristband, first bar code wristband system, first thermal printer wristband, first Smart Band® RFID wristband system, and the award-winning PDC Smart® Kiosk, among many other innovations
PDC Healthcare products are used by over 90% of U.S. hospitals and comprise a comprehensive range of solutions that provide positive ID and positive clinical outcomes, while meeting important guidelines of The Joint Commission, World Healthcare Organization, FDA, AHA, and HIPAA. Complying with ISO 9001 standards, PDC Healthcare follows a systematic, world-standard approach to ensure superior product design, manufacturing, and customer support services. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com or www.pdchealthcare.com
On Dec. 28, 2012, PDC Healthcare was acquired by Brady Corporation, (NYSE:BRC) a world leader in identification solutions for premises, products, and people.