Veterinary Labels Enhance Veterinary Practice Communication And Productivity
Pet owners are taking a more active role in their pet’s care than ever before. That makes effective communication essential. Consider these tips:
Veterinary Labels Guide Your Clients’
Pet owners are taking a more active role in their pet’s care than ever before. That makes effective communication an even greater necessity. Consider these tips:
Clients don’t remember what they are told
In fact, one study showed that only 40% recalled the information they were given about their pet. Plus, almost half of what they thought they remembered was incorrect. So when you provide instructions, use these steps to increase the accuracy:
- Use color to make the information more engaging. Print outs highlighting key points in color or brightly colored instruction labels aid understanding and help clients better retain information
- When follow up is required, include specific due dates to create urgency
- Keep it simple. Give basic information, such as symptoms, risk factors, and how to treat or prevent. Simple medication communication labels help ensure appropriate dispensing
Veterinary Labels Communicate Essential Pet Information
Unfortunately, pets can’t tell you when something is wrong. Accordingly, communicating specific care steps is essential to their treatment.
For surgery, treatments and other overnight stays
Veterinary labels enhance your care. Placed on cages and medical records, they detail each patient’s specific needs and care requirements.
Senior or geriatric pets require extra attention and communication
As pets live longer, a significant portion of a veterinary practice patients are seniors. Using instruction and communication labels help guide effective care. Care instruction labels and cage cards make your staff acutely aware of a senior pets special needs.
Care labels serve a dual purpose
Care labels guide your staff and are visible to pet owners making them aware of the attentive care their pets receive.
If your client needs to dispense medication at home, medication instruction labels ensure proper treatment. Fill line labels clearly guide the proper amount of medication that should be added to a vile. Instruction labels placed on drugs will ensure medications are used for their intended purpose.
Veterinary Labels Guide Staff Tasks
Although you interact directly with your staff, communication labels help you provide instructions when you aren’t there.
Night Shift Challenges
Working the night shift creates numerous challenges for both the practice and the staff. Although completing procedures and writing medical records are part of the routine, detailing other instructions improve productivity and the quality of care.
Using cage cards and care instruction labels help you provide those details and keep your operation running smooth at any time of day or night.
Medication labeling and record keeping is critical to your practice. Written treatment records and proper prescription drug labeling are required to remain compliant. DYMO, Thermal and Laser labels help you keep track.
Veterinary labels enhance the understanding of both your clients and staff making it more likely your instructions are executed in the manner you expect.
COVID-19 Communication Labels
From wearing masks to hand hygiene and social distancing, COVID-19 requires new office procedures to maintain staff and client safety.
Regulating Client Flow
Limiting the amount of people in your practice, changing layouts and reorganizing the seating will naturally restrict contact. But, it’s also important to detail expectations. Showing people where to stand while in line and reminding them to maintain a social distance, wear masks and practice hand hygiene are important considerations.