Patient and staff satisfaction
It is not only the Bergmannsheil University Hospital which has been impressed by the benefits of using the HC100-printed wristbands. There has also been extremely positive feedback from patients. “The patient wristband is still something new to many patients, which is why they are sometimes hesitant right at the start,” says Lisa Blankenburg. “But the benefits are so obvious that many choose to wear one.”
It is rare for a patient to remove their wristband during their hospital stay. It is now an even rarer occurrence as the Bergmannsheil University Hospital has switched, on the advice of Zebra partner Diagramm Halbach, to the Z-Band Ultrasoft wristbands. They are just as robust but even more comfortable to wear.
Looking ahead to the future
Correct patient identification is just one area where wristbands can be used in this hospital. “Hospitals are facing growing challenges as a result of increasing mobility, the demands for transparency and personal responsibility among patients. But the technical options available have also increased. This is why we are currently revamping our entire hospital information system to make it futureproof,” says Dr Palausch. This means that patient wristbands could be used not only for identifying patients, but also for providing details of their medication, dietary requirements, or even of the entertainment programme a patient has requested. “There are so many different areas of application. This provides the basis in our hospital for continuing to have satisfied patients in the future. And definitely also for ensuring their safety.”