With more than 4,000 labels that serve the needs of healthcare organizations, veterinary practices, manufacturers, distributors, professional services, and more, the United Ad Label catalog is more than just a listing of products. It’s a resource that you can use as a reference tool, to compare product options, answer common questions and save money.
Companies like UAL stock hundreds of items designed for the unique applications found in healthcare, veterinary practices, manufacturing and distribution operations and more. But, when you need an item with your logo, contact information, a unique color or format or there just isn’t a stock label that meets your needs, it requires a custom label. And when that happens, what is your best option? When is it cost effective to use an outside source versus your own desktop printer to produce a custom label?
Although sterile compounding standards have been in place for two decades, a recent ISPM study found gaps in how organizations handled and processed those drugs. With errors ranging from an incorrect dose or concentration to incorrectly labeling the CSP, only 56% of those surveyed reported that they defined and always followed SOPs.
Communication is at the heart of providing high-quality medical care for pets at any practice. Plus, with COVID-19 safety concerns changing office workflows, it is essential to protecting your staff and clients. And although verbal communications are typically the most effective, that’s not always possible. So when it isn’t, veterinary labels can enhance your guidance. Here’s how they improve your ability to communicate with clients, their pets and your staff.
With 44 million vaccines administered and numbers trending steadily upward, the COVID-19 vaccination process is starting to kick into high gear. And with each vaccination administered there are lessons learned that can serve as process improvement opportunities to ensure a better experience for future recipients. Here are six COVID-19 vaccine administration errors that providers encountered, and process improvement steps that you can take to ensure vaccine efficacy and patient safety.
Medication without harm. Because the purpose of prescribing medication is to cure, halt, or prevent disease or ease symptoms, it seems like an obvious statement. Yet medication errors occur with thousands of patients each year in both inpatient and ambulatory settings. Further, the National Academy of Medicine estimates that 7,000 deaths occur annually due to preventable medication errors. Effective medication labeling is one way to combat adverse drug events. United Ad Label carries an extensive selection of anesthesia labels and flag labels for vials and syringes that help healthcare workers with effective medication dispensing.
400 million COVID-19 vaccine doses are on order and more are needed to accommodate the 329 million people in the U.S. As if the vaccination process wasn’t already complex, the sheer magnitude of vaccinating hundreds of millions of people in a condensed time frame creates numerous challenges for healthcare providers. For example, with vaccines administered in facilities ranging from a physician’s office to a community building, the complexity of maintaining proper protocols increase. Use these COVID-19 vaccine administration steps to help you manage the process.
Will administering the COVID-19 vaccines to over 200 million Americans require the crowd control you see at large events? Although the massive security detail necessary for the Super Bowl won’t be required, managing the COVID-19 vaccine patient workflow might be more complex. There are numerous challenges to consider.
Since last March, COVID-19 has created a series of ongoing challenges for healthcare providers. Fortunately, FDA approval of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines and the expectation that over 100 million people in the U.S. will receive it by March 31, 2021, offers hope that the end of the pandemic is in sight. But, administering the vaccine to millions of people won’t be easy. In fact, storing and handling the vaccine properly will create yet one more hurdle for healthcare providers to overcome. Use these COVID-19 vaccine storage tips to help you manage the process.
On average, over 1.7 million community-based COVID-19 tests are conducted each day. And for a patient, it’s a two-step process. First, a healthcare professional extracts a tissue sample and then in a few days the patient receives the test result. If it’s positive, they start a treatment regimen. But, what patients don’t see are the complex steps in between and how those steps sometimes impede the speed and accuracy of test results.