Labeling equipment for floor use after disinfecting in SCS

  1. We recently started labeling our IV pumps and other equipment used by the nursing units with large pieces of paper tied to a rubber band indicating that the equipment has been disinfected and ready to use. While the idea is sound, to take the time and label every piece of equipment used by the floors with a rubber band and paper is time consuming. I am interested in how other SCS departments label their floor use items. I am looking at seeing if there is a break away label that leaves no residue but can be placed over the cassette door or over the on off switch on equipment that has not been used. That way when the label has been removed it would indicate that the equipment has been use. Any suggestions or thoughts???
    Thanks,
    Cliff
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  3. by   grimmy
    Quote from ckalston
    we recently started labeling our iv pumps and other equipment used by the nursing units with large pieces of paper tied to a rubber band indicating that the equipment has been disinfected and ready to use. while the idea is sound, to take the time and label every piece of equipment used by the floors with a rubber band and paper is time consuming. i am interested in how other scs departments label their floor use items. i am looking at seeing if there is a break away label that leaves no residue but can be placed over the cassette door or over the on off switch on equipment that has not been used. that way when the label has been removed it would indicate that the equipment has been use. any suggestions or thoughts???
    thanks,
    cliff

    [font=book antiqua]the only thing i can think of is one of those plastic tags that have to be cut off with a scissor, such as we use on our trauma carts. it looks like one of the bands we put on chest tubes...i can't think of the proper name right now, but you cannot get it off without cutting it off. of course, it would have to go through something, a couple of holes or something, perhaps a hole could be drilled through the cassette door? maybe that isn't practical...i'll keep thinking on it.

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