TechValidate Research on Laboratory Labels

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463 Customers Surveyed

2,963 Data Points Collected

21 Published TechFacts

21 Published Charts

15 Published Case Studies



Featured Research Collections for Laboratory Labels

Curated collections and slideshows of TechValidate research data on Laboratory Labels.



Selected Research Highlights


PDC Healthcare Laboratory labels Customer Research

66% of Lab Clinicians Claim Specimen Labeling Improvements Are Needed

How much improvement is needed with the way your laboratory currently handles specimen labeling?

Needs significant improvement
6%
Moderate improvement
18%
Needs some improvement
42%
Needs little improvement
27%
Does not need improvement
7%

Average Rating of PDC’s Blood Temp 10 blood temperature indicator Customers

Timestrip® Blood Temp 10 is Highly Rated by Hospital Laboratory Professionals

4.5/5 Stars



Hospital laboratory professionals rated PDC’s Blood Temp 10 blood temperature indicators as 4.5 out of five stars on average.

PDC Healthcare Laboratory labels Customer Satisfaction Rating

Guillermo Ford, a Laboratory Director at Matagorda Regional Medical Center, would be very likely to recommend PDC Healthcare Laboratory labels for this reason:

The product is of a high quality and provides the features needed for our institution.

PDC’s Blood Temp 10 blood temperature indicator Case Study

Large Enterprise Health Care System Improves Regulatory Compliance Using PDC Healthcare’s Timestrip® Blood Temp 10 Indicators

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise health care company is based on a July 2017 survey of PDC’s Blood Temp 10 blood temperature indicator customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select PDC’s Blood Temp 10 blood temperature indicator:

  • Previously used the following approach to ensure blood temperature compliance:
    • Another brand of indicator
  • Experienced the following challenge before using PDC’s Blood Temp 10 indicators:
    • Difficulty with using other blood temperature indicators
  • Found it somewhat difficult to feel absolutely certain that blood bags had not exceeded 10° C and could be returned to storage prior to using PDC’s Blood Temp 10 indicators.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of PDC’s Blood Temp 10 blood temperature indicator that the surveyed company uses:

  • Currently uses the following approach to ensure blood temperature compliance:
    • Validated time for temperature to reach, and require return within the validated time
  • Currently uses the following equipment to measure blood core temperature:
    • A thermometer

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with PDC’s Blood Temp 10 blood temperature indicator:

  • Cites the following as the key benefits of using PDC’s Blood Temp 10 indicators at their hospital:
    • Improved patient safety
    • Peace of mind
    • Improved quality of care
    • Improved workflow efficiency
    • Maintaining quality control during transportation and storage
    • Assisting in compliance with regulatory guidelines
    • Ease of interpreting blood bag temperature
    • Irreversible, real-time temperature monitoring
  • Somewhat improved workflow efficiency since using PDC’s Blood Temp 10 indicators at their hospital.
  • Somewhat improved quality control in blood transportation and storage since using PDC’s Blood Temp 10 indicators.

PDC Healthcare Laboratory Labels Customer Research

Specimen Error Contributors

Which of the following groups is the leading contributor to the specimen errors that your laboratory has experienced?

Nurses
66%
Phlebotomists
17%
Nurse Clerical Support
5%
Physicians/Physician Assistants
3%
Laboratory Assistants
2%
Laboratory Technicians
2%
Laboratory Scientists
1%

PDC’s Blood Temp 10 blood temperature indicator Case Study

Large Health System Improves Patient Safety and Quality of Care using PDC Healthcare’s Timestrip® Blood Temp 10

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise health care company is based on a July 2017 survey of PDC’s Blood Temp 10 blood temperature indicator customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select PDC’s Blood Temp 10 blood temperature indicator:

  • Previously used the following approach to ensure blood temperature compliance:
    • The 30-minute rule
  • Experienced the following challenges before using PDC’s Blood Temp 10 indicators:
    • Concern with accuracy when identifying blood bag temperature
    • Difficulty with using other blood temperature indicators
  • Found it somewhat difficult to feel absolutely certain that blood bags had not exceeded 10° C and could be returned to storage prior to using PDC’s Blood Temp 10 indicators.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of PDC’s Blood Temp 10 blood temperature indicator that the surveyed company uses:

  • Currently uses the following approaches to ensure blood temperature compliance:
    • Discards the blood if it’s returned to a blood bank after 30 minutes
    • Measures the blood core temperature and discards it if it reaches 10° C
    • Saf-T-Vue
  • Currently uses the following equipment to measure blood core temperature:
    • A thermometer
    • A probe

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with PDC’s Blood Temp 10 blood temperature indicator:

  • Cites the following as the key benefits of using PDC’s Blood Temp 10 indicators at their hospital:
    • Improved patient safety
    • Improved quality of care
    • Improved workflow efficiency
    • Maintaining quality control during transportation and storage
    • Assisting in compliance with regulatory guidelines
    • Ease of interpreting blood bag temperature
    • Irreversible, real-time temperature monitoring
  • Improved workflow efficiency since using PDC’s Blood Temp 10 indicators at their hospital.
  • Improved quality control in blood transportation and storage since using PDC’s Blood Temp 10 indicators.


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About Laboratory Labels

PDC Healthcare Labels help hospitals utilize the latest barcode scanning and wireless mobility products for medical care. Labeling at the point of collection provides an immediate method of positive identification, increases the accuracy of labeling specimens and containers, and can help reduce costs associated with retesting.

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