General Data Co (Cincinnati, Ohio) recently introduced the Personal ID FoamWrap wristband. The patient identification wristband, designed for infants, elderly, and patients with sensitive skin, is comprised of a unique hypoallergenic and latex-free foam wristband and direct thermal label combination. The Personal ID FoamWrap wristband allows hospitals to use high-resolution text, bar codes, and patient photos for positive identification of patients with frail, delicate, or sensitive skin. The product is intended for short-term or outpatient use. The Personal ID FoamWrap wristbands are available in 2 versions: a "hook-and-loop" closure and an adhesive closure. The "hook-and-loop" closure is attached to the wristband, and is primarily used for infants and neonatal patients. This wristband can be removed and reattached during medication administration or bathing without damaging the wristband. The adhesive version, ideal for small children and elderly patients, uses a unique wraparound pressure-sensitive label that adheres to the outside of the foam wristband and then to itself for closure. For additional information, visit www.general-data.com/personalid, or call 800-733-5252.
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