Innovative Indicator Provides Convenience and Accountability for At-a-Glance Time Monitoring
VALENCIA, California – February 28, 2018 – PDC Healthcare, a global leader of innovative identification and patient safety solutions, announced today it has added TimeAlert™ IV time-indicating reminder labels to its extensive product offering for hospitals and healthcare providers. TimeAlert™ IV is the first and only simple, smart indicator on the market for IV tubing change that is easily activated with a push of a button and uses color-changing technology to provide an easy-to-read visual cue when IV tubing needs to be changed. TimeAlert™ IV is available in 72-hour and 96-hour formats and is intended for use with IV tubing to allow any caregiver to know at a glance how much time has elapsed since last change, supporting CDC and hospital protocols for timely IV changes. More than 80% of hospitals use IV change reminder labels as part of protocols to ensure timely IV tubing changes to reduce the risk of blood stream infections.
TimeAlert™ IV time-indicating reminder labels help hospitals comply with current protocols; the CDC’s recommendation for IV tubing changes; and The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal 07.04.01. Once activated and applied to an IV tubing line, the device monitors the passing of time and indicates when the specified period has been reached, allowing clinicians to quickly and efficiently check and change IV tubing lines, as required by hospital protocol. TimeAlert™ IV reduces the potential for human error. It features a strong adhesive to securely attach to IV tubing at caregiver eye level for quick and easy viewing. TimeAlert™ IV integrates easily into existing hospital protocols and is designed to be the next generation of IV change reminders.
“The vast majority of hospitals already recognize the clinical value in IV change reminder labels to help ensure timely IV changes. Working with our hospital clients, we developed TimeAlert™ IV to make it easier for time-strapped caregivers to get a visual reminder plus added accountability and convenience,” said Heather Hudson, Marketing Managerfor PDC Healthcare. “TimeAlert™ IV answers the need for a better way to monitor IV tubing changes.”
TimeAlert™ IV is packaged in boxes of 100 indicators and is available in 72-hour (dark orange) and 96-hour (purple) formats to support the most common IV tubing change protocols used by healthcare providers. The indicator includes fields for caregivers to record the IV start time and date, change time and date, and initials for compliance and accountability. TimeAlert™ IV is manufactured and distributed by PDC Healthcare. For more information about TimeAlert™ IV, please visit www.pdchealthcare.com/timealert.
About PDC Healthcare
With over 60 years of experience, PDC Healthcare connects people, products, and technology worldwide through innovative identification systems for the safe and efficient management of patients and procedures. PDC Healthcare is the result of the merger between two industry leaders and pioneers in healthcare: Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC) and The St. John Companies Inc.
PDC Healthcare is a global leader and pacesetter in the development of wristband, label, medical records, and imaging systems. An originator of innovative technologies, the company introduced the first single-piece patient wristband, first bar code wristband system, first thermal printer wristband, first Smart Band® RFID wristband system, and the award-winning PDC Smart® Kiosk, among many other innovations.
PDC Healthcare products are used by over 90% of U.S. hospitals and comprise a comprehensive range of solutions that provide positive ID and positive clinical outcomes, while meeting important guidelines of The Joint Commission, World Healthcare Organization, FDA, AHA, and HIPAA. Complying with ISO 9001 standards, PDC Healthcare follows a systematic, world-standard approach to ensure superior product design, manufacturing, and customer support services. For more information, visit www.pdchealthcare.com
On Dec. 28, 2012, PDC Healthcare was acquired by Brady Corporation, (NYSE:BRC) a world leader in identification solutions for premises, products, and people.