Blood Bag Labels: Their Importance in the Healthcare Field
As their name suggests, blood bag labels are applied to bags that contain blood specimens. Consequently, it is exceptionally important for the labels to identify every conceivable form of data that could impact the integrity of the blood found in the bag, including: blood type, the date on which the blood was collected, from whom it was collected, and the expiration date. Therefore, blood banks, hospitals and other medical care facilities, need blood bag labels that feature these critical forms of information.
At Shamrock Labels, we have over fifty years of experience in developing blood bag labels and other critical labeling resources that help hospitals, blood banks, physicians, and pharmacies make fewer errors. Therefore, our products support positive health outcomes for patients and, in turn, help to reduce unnecessary medical costs that can drive up insurance premiums, and lead to longer waiting periods to see physicians and receive treatment.
Blood Bag Labels – Delivering the Right Blood in the Field
Hospitals have had blood warmers for decades, but most of the blood warmers found in healthcare facilities are stationary equipment that is used in the hospital setting. So, what can be done about patients who need blood transfusions in the field, such as after they are injured in battle or experienced a bad car accident that traps them in the vehicle, even as they continue to experience blood loss? In these situations, deploying portable blood warmers is the answer.
Portable blood warmers heat blood to the body’s natural temperature (roughly 98 degrees) before dispensing a blood transfusion. Warming blood before it is infused helps prevent blood infusion induced hypothermia — a condition that complicates the treatment of injury patients when they arrive in hospital — and helps to prevent post-surgery related infections by ensuring that the body’s natural defense system is not compromised due to low body temperature.
Well-designed blood warmers, many of which are manufactured to be disposable after a single use, supply healthcare providers with essential information for treating patients, such as the temperature of the blood, the rate at which the blood is dispensed, and how much blood is dispensed. However, the blood warming unit and the container of blood to which it connects are two different components. This is why it is important to thoroughly label blood bags before use.
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If you work in a healthcare setting, blood bank, or for an emergency response unit that uses portable blood warmers to treat injury victims, using blood bag labels is a crucial aspect of identifying the right reservoirs of blood. These labels can also be used to identify quantities of blood that have been processed for long-term storage. Examples of blood bag labels that we currently offer include visit our Blood Bank Products page.
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Shamrock Labels has over a century of providing hospitals, blood centers, physician offices and pharmacies, with a diverse line of medical supplies that helps to simplifies the execution of important medical tasks, such as blood testing and blood transfusion. For assistance choosing the right blood bag labels for your needs, call us today at (800) 323-0249, or fill out the contact form on our website. We look forward to supplying you blood bag labels that simplify your operations!