If you ever had to go to the hospital because you were hurt, had an outpatient surgery or procedure, or even gone to an oral surgeon or dentist, then you are probably not a stranger to medical wristbands. Hospital wristbands, sometimes called Laserband®, are a great way to ensure the safety and billing accuracy of patients.
Medical wristbands have always been around in some form. Many remember the plastic bands where a piece of paper was slid into the band for identification and secured with a metal snap. Babies used to wear little beaded bracelets with their last names on them in the nursery after they were born. Now, with advancements in technology, hospital bands are printed through a laser printer, complete with charging labels to make sure everything is billed appropriately. What most never anticipated was how these little wristbands could be used in many other industries.
With security a major concern, especially when children are involved, some facilities have used Laserband® to tag both parent and child to avoid possible abduction. Other facilities use laser wristbands to tag the child, and in turn, use the labels to assist in billing for items, such as food and supplies. Veterinary Clinics and Grooming Businesses are tagging animals to assist with identification and billing. Concerts, amusement parks, and special events are taking advantage of medical wristbands to keep track of those who enter.
In addition, Laserband® wristbands have nice features such as they are moisture and wear resistant, customizable, easily applied, self-laminating and can be tamper-evident. Because these wristbands are laser compatible, you can even print a person’s picture, or any other image of choice, which further aids in security. Just because your company is not medically based doesn’t mean you cannot take full advantage of the benefits medical wristbands can offer. With many sizes, shapes and options available, they can help many businesses enhance their processes and bottom line.
LASERBAND® is a federally registered trademark of LaserBand, LLC. Sales limited to the US only.