28/10/2009

Medilink Yorkshire & Humber

Printed Patient Identification Rolled out Across Europe

Eight out of 10 UK hospitals use Brenmoor printed identification wristbands to ensure their patients are correctly identified throughout their stay in hospital - a practice which the UK Company is looking to roll out globally.
Every day throughout the world thousands of hospital patients are victims of identification breakdowns and errors of various degrees. This can result in major problems with transfusion, drug administering, specimen collection and point of care testing.

Providing a cost effective but high quality solution, Brenmoor’s identification band contains a barcode, the patients name and their date of birth and can help reduce identification errors.

They have been designed following consultation with healthcare staff and have been approved by the National Patient Safety Agency for distribution through NHS Supply Chain.

They are easy to print, extremely 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 2009 in November (Germany) and will use the exhibition as a platform to raise awareness and promote the benefits of printed ID bracelets.

They 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.”

MEDICA is the largest medical technologies fair in the world and will be taking place between 18-21 November at the Messe Düsseldorf.

Throughout the show Brenmoor will be located on the UK Pavilion, hall 16 stand G10.

For more information visit, www.brenmoor.com