SOURCE: LaserBand

November 18, 2008 07:02 ET

LaserBand® FamilyBand™ Helps Identify Baby and Parent

Wristband Leader Offers a Comfortable-Yet-Durable ID for Babies and Parents

SAINT LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - November 18, 2008) - LaserBand, LLC (LASERBAND), the leader in wristband technology, recently extended its baby wristband line with a new comfortable patient identification option for both parent and baby for use in maternity wards, labor and delivery units, and nurseries.

Designed with patient safety and comfort in mind, the FamilyBand™ is made of a soft-yet-durable polymer material that is optimal for infant identification banding as it will not cause abrasions to a baby's delicate skin. With its patented self-laminating technology and polymer material, the FamilyBand also protects patient information and is 100% alcohol- and waterproof, thus reducing or eliminating the need for re-banding.

"Many nursery and labor and delivery nurses are concerned about the difficulty of banding newborns due to their petite size and extent of movement. The FamilyBand is ideal for this difficult task because it was specially engineered to be easy to size and quick to apply around a baby's wrist. Also, because it uses an adhesive closure instead of a clip closure, it can be sized to fit even the smallest infants without harboring germs and bacteria often associated with the old-fashioned clip wristbands," says Mark Greer, Director of Research and Development. "Moreover, because the closure is tamper-evident, it increases the baby's safety and reduces the chance of parent and baby mismatching."

The FamilyBand features an all-in-one form that streamlines the patient intake process by allowing for simultaneous printing of parent and baby bands. Also, because both the parents' bands and the baby's band are contained on one sheet, the LaserBand FamilyBand decreases the chance of human error when matching baby to parent.

LaserBand also offers two companion products that can be used along with the FamilyBand to increase the comfort of the infant and ease of banding. LaserBand's ComfyCuff®, a soft, padded Velcro® cuff, is attached to the wristband and can be easily readjusted until the desired fit is reached (for added security, a ComfyCuff Security Seal may be applied). The ComfyCuff Swaddle Band, when used in conjunction with the ID tags from the FamilyBand, allows baby identification bands to remain visible even on swaddled infants.

"The Comfy Cuff is hypoallergenic and protected with Sanitized® antimicrobial treatment, so it will not irritate a baby's delicate skin but will aid in controlling infection, and the Swaddle Band is ideal for scanning and/or identifying swaddled babies without having to disturb them," Mark Greer adds.

About LaserBand, LLC: LaserBand, LLC is the leading global provider of patient identification wristbands and wristband technology that health care organizations use to improve patient safety. LaserBand offers the only cross-platform product line that works with hospitals' existing patient ID technology at any level -- from handwriting or embossing to bar coding, thermal imaging, and laser printing.

For more information, please visit www.laserband.com

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