Making sure you treat the right patient

| 2 May 2018

Preventing patient identification errors is an essential part of medical best practice. Although such incidents are rare and usually caught in good time, wrong-patient events can result in mistreatment that can have serious consequences. Fortunately, this risk can be reduced – with laser-printable wristbands. Especially when there is no margin for error, quality matters – this is why, following an intensive test and approval process, Konica Minolta is proud to announce the compatibility with its office laser printers and its recommendation for Zebra LaserBand wristbands provided by Diagramm Halbach for use with its printing solutions.

Healthcare administrators everywhere know that positive patient identification is essential for safe patient care. Only then can you ensure the “five rights” of medical use are met: the right patient, the right drug, the right time, the right dose and the right route. Throughout the healthcare industry, failure to correctly identify patients continues to result in medication errors, transfusion errors, testing errors, wrong person procedures and the discharge of infants to the wrong families. Such errors are often due to missing wristbands or wristbands with incorrect information. The solution: durable patient identification with laser-printable wristbands. Good visibility of the information gives caregivers easy access to the information they need at the point of care – this is what the premium laser-printable patient wristband solution from Zebra provides.

The recommendation for the Zebra LaserBand wristbands has been made on completion of a comprehensive test procedure with a representative selection of Konica Minolta printers. In addition to endorsing the quality and compatibility of the LaserBand patient wristbands within an extensive test report, Konica Minolta has also developed detailed recommendations for printer settings to ensure optimal results and reliability within a clinical context.

Developed specifically for the healthcare industry, the LaserBand patient wristband is a sophisticated yet highly robust and easy-to-use solution that has an integrated protective foil which perfectly protects the applied laser print. Combined with built-in self-adhesive labels, this premium tape helps simplify and speed up patient hospitalisation workflows. It allows employees to print label sheets and patient wristbands in a single operation. The LaserBand is available in a sheetlet (envelope-size) format or as a popular A4 format that combines integrated adhesive labels with versions for adults, children and babies. The premium patient wristband is provided by Diagramm Halbach Germany. This Zebra Supplies Specialist Partner manufactures individually die-cut lables within the A4 wristband sheets or provides plain A4 or sheetlet LaserBand wristbands (contact

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About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation and implements solutions in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. According to IDC, Konica Minolta is a “Major Player in Work­flow Services Hardcopy in the Western European market” (2016). Being a strong partner for the production and industrial printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and, in 2016, was the production printing market leader for the ninth consecutive year (InfoSource). The hardware portfolio covers light and mid production as well as industrial printing machines. Konica Minolta Marketing Services provides value added services that intelligently link print and digital marketing in an effective and efficient way. In the healthcare sector, Konica Minolta drives digitalisation of clinical workflows and offers a broad range of next-level diagnostic solutions. Through its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R&D laboratories in Europe, Konica Minolta brings innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With over 9,700 employees (as of March 2017), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.4 billion in financial year 2016/17.

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