Below you will find answers to many of the common questions our customers have previously asked about our range of patient identification products.
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Q. Why should I use printed hospital bracelets and blood bag tags instead of hand-written alternatives?
A printed patient identification bracelet or blood bag tag offers secure readable text that can be printed straight from the hospital system reducing the possibility of human error.A printed barcode adds an extra dimension of patient safety by allowing drugs, procedures and blood products to be electronically cross-checked which in turn again reduces the possibility of human error.
Q. Is using printed patient hospital bracelets more expensive than using hand-written bracelets?
BRENMOOR hospital bracelets are slightly more expensive than traditional hand-written bracelets, however, the patient information is legible for the whole stay of the patient, the bracelets last longer, the information is printed straight from the hospital system reducing the chance of human error and barcodes can easily be added to help improve patient safety.
Q. Will using printed blood bag tags be more expensive than our current system?
It is highly likely that using a single-piece printable blood bag tag will be more cost-effective than a label, tag and some method of attaching this tag to the unit of blood.
Q. What type of information can I print onto your products?
The patient hospital bracelets & blood bag tags are easily printed with text, barcodes and images.
Q. Do I need to use inks or thermal ribbon to print the text, images and barcodes?
No, all of BRENMOOR’s hospital bracelets and blood bag tags are produced from heat sensitive materials and the surface will turn black when heat is applied in the printer. This produces clear text and barcodes.
Q. If the products are not laminated, is the print still resistant to fluids, alcohol, soaps and water?
Yes, all of the BRENMOOR hospital bracelets and blood bag tags offer a high resistance to alcohol, soaps, fluids and water without the use of a laminate cover.
Q. Will the hospital bracelets and blood bag tags accept GS1 format barcodes?
Yes, the hospital bracelets fully accept any barcode formats you choose to work with.
Q. On occasion I require an extra large patient ID bracelet for a bariatric patient, but the wristband is not long enough. What should I do?
Even though our bracelets are a full 25mm longer than most of our competitors on rare occasions you may need a larger version. Simply print another wristband and attach both together with an extra clasp.
Q. The clasp for the FAST ranges look bigger than it needs to be, why is that?
We have purposely developed a larger clasp so that it reduces the chance of pressure sores. Using basic physics this reduces pounds per square inch pressure.
Q. What kind of printer can I use to print details on your hospital bracelets and blood bag identification products?
The standard patient id products we supply on rolls are designed and manufactured to be used in a wide variety of thermal printers. These include but are not restricted to SATO, Zebra (2824, 2844 & G-Series), TEC, Brother, Citizen & Avery. There is no need to use thermal ribbon as we manufacture all of the products from heat sensitive material.
Q. Your website indicates that your patient bracelets are supplied in either white or red, do you manufacture in different colours?
We manufacture our bracelets in a variety of colours. The colours you see on the site are the most popular wristband colours used. We can however, produce them in any colour.
Q. I would like the patient bracelet or blood bag tag customised with the name of my organisation, can you do this for me?
The name of your organisation can be printed onto the hospital wristband during manufacture; however, it is also possible for you to add the name to your print template which could be printed as the patient details are produced.
Q. It looks like the infrastructure required to print the patient id bracelets and blood bag tags is complicated, is this the case?
To set up the blood bag tags and patient identification bracelets is not complicated. Most hospitals currently produce labels printed with patient information using a thermal printer. As the printer assumes that the patient wristband or blood bag tag is a large standard label all that is required is a simple change to a current label template that incorporates this new label size.
If you require any additional help with connecting the thermal printer to your network, we can put you in touch with organisations that will quickly be able to help you.
Q. Do I have to print the patient identification bracelets from a hospital system or can they be produced from a “stand alone system”?
The patient id bracelets can be used with HiruMed’s LMS printing software – a very economically priced package that has been specifically written to print patient information onto BRENMOOR hospital wristbands and labels by the user.
Q. Could I get some samples of the patient identification bracelets and blood bag tags?
We would be delighted to send out samples of any of our products, please use the ‘Request a Sample” button located on every page of our website.
Q. Where are the patient id products manufactured?
All BRENMOOR patient identification bracelets and blood bag tags are manufactured in the United Kingdom.
Q. Are the patient identification wristbands and blood bag tags latex free?
All BRENMOOR patient bracelets and blood bag tags are manufactured from products that do not contain natural latex.
Q. Will BRENMOOR help me to set up a hospital wristband solution?
We will offer help and guidance that you will find invaluable as you set up the system. We will also supply you with free products as you set up templates and show colleagues how easy the patient identification solutions are to use.
Q. Do the printers used to produce the patient bracelets and blood bag tags print other labels?
Thermal printers are incredibly versatile, they can be used to not only print wristbands and blood bag tags, but also print standard thermal labels for patient notes and files.
Q. Do you supply blood bag tags and hospital bracelets in small quantities?
Yes, all of our products are sold in small manageable boxes (500 for wristbands & 800 for blood bag tags). They can be purchased in any volume.