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Does anyone use the Typenex Barcode Plus Condensed blood band at their facility? Or any other blood band that does not require patient demographics on the blood band? https://www.typenex.com/products/pdf/barcode-plus-condensed-dfu.pdf We currently use a barcoded blood bank band that requires the patient demographic information to be handwritten on. It has a carbonless sticker system. The sticker is peeled off and put on the T/S specimen, the carbonless copy is part of the armband. We have problems with clerical errors, name changes (especially after a John Doe is identified) and illegible handwriting. We are considering going to the condensed armband that just has the barcoded number on it for the blood bank. This will be used in conjunction with the hospital armband that has the patient name, MR#, account # and DOB on it. I'd appreciate any insight from those who have used the condensed band or a similar product.
Can someone who uses softbank tell me how they control patients arm bands? Who cuts them off and and how do they know when to cut them off? Currently we have a sql report that goes out to nursing units and it displays patients that expire that day (however the time is not specific). Therefore, I have nurses cutting off bands before they are really past the 72 hour window which runs us into problems. Anyone have a good system that works for them??? Thanks!