Ensuring proper hospital and medical staff identification is vitally important for site access control and for patient safety. Using badge identifiers to help patients easily recognize their caregivers can reduce anxiety in stressful situations.
West Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) June 14, 2011
ID Card Group, a leading online retailer of identification cards, card printing equipment, and accessories is now offering medical ID badge supplies for hospital employees and healthcare staff in clinics, laboratories, and urgent care facilities.
“Ensuring proper hospital and medical staff identification is vitally important for site access control and for patient safety. Using badge identifiers to help patients easily recognize their caregivers can reduce anxiety in stressful situations,” says Mark Soeth, ID Card Group president. “ID Card Group has expanded its inventory to address these needs and to offer medical staff and healthcare professionals more choices at better prices.”
New medical staff ID products include Badge Buddy hanging badge holders with medical identifiers, temporary (expiring) staff and visitor badges that change color when the authorization expires, and vinyl lanyards specifically designed for use in sterile settings.
Badge Buddies hang behind the caregiver’s existing ID Badge and clip into place easily with an existing lanyard or badge reel.
The highly-visible medical identifiers - including Physician, Doctor, RN, LPN, and NA - are seen easily by patients and help them to know the roles of their caregivers. Color-coded, slotted, and fully laminated, badge buddies are reusable and ship ready for instant use.
Expiring (temporary) staff and visitor badges offer an easy and economical way to manage visitors and temporary personnel by eliminating the risk of unauthorized badge reuse.
Featuring an easy-to-see color change that gradually becomes darker as the badge expires, expiring temp badges allow anyone to see immediately if the visitor or temporary staff person is authorized to be on the premises – or if the badge has expired.
Printable Expiring Temporary Badges last for one day and can be custom-printed with a company logo or design using a direct thermal label printer. A one-day expiring TIMEbadge issued in the morning will reveal light pink bars by late afternoon, and darker pink bars within 1 day – about 18 hours - signaling an unmistakable visual expiration.
“Most importantly,” adds Soeth, “these expiring temporary badges are not affected by light, so the expiration process works indoors and outdoors, day or night.”
Vinyl translucent lanyards are designed for workers within sterile settings at hospitals, clinics, and labs. Made from 100% metal-free, non-absorbent rubber, these economical and flexible plastic lanyards are easy to wipe clean of contaminants. Safety is ensured via a plastic safety breakaway clasp, which releases the lanyard if caught in a device or doorway.
In addition to the medical staff identifiers, expiring badges, and lanyards suited specifically for healthcare environments, ID Card Group carries blank PVC ID cards, plastic card printers, and ID card systems that enable these facilities to design and print their own photo identification cards, meal cards, gift and club cards, and more. ID Card Group’s low price guarantee backs all products and brands in the store.
About ID Card Group
ID Card Group offers a full line of ID card equipment, supplies, and accessories – from identification and access control products, to promotional products for loyalty or membership programs, to gift, payment, or phone cards and systems. Industries such as business, schools, government, military, law enforcement, healthcare, gaming, hospitality, trade shows/conventions, sports & entertainment and more choose ID Card Group for its selection, expert service, and low price guarantee. To learn more, call (877) 868-0012 or visit http://www.idcardgroup.com.
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