Our hospital is looking for a comfortable armband for all newborns, particularly intensive care babies. The bracelet must be bar-code printable/scannable and, above all, comfortable for the baby. Any recommendations?
Oct 10, '05
The neonates are usually too small for the regular bar-coded arm bands that have the barcode on both sides. You can easily use a regular armband and make a bracelet of the one with the barcode and it works just fine. The blank one goes around the ankle or where you nomally place your bands and the barcoded one slips right on it before you fasten it.
Hope that you can understand what I am trying to say.
Oct 11, '05
We tape our barcoded armbands to one of those soft posey things that a lot of people use to hold the pulse ox in place and wrap it around an extremity. They make big ones that you can easily wrap around an arm or leg. Works great.