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CheckDigit® Blood Bands

Blood transfusions may be relatively safe procedures, but they do carry some risk of complications. That is why blood banks and caregivers make every effort to screen, test, and track the blood and blood components they collect.

Typenex® Medical’s CheckDigit® Blood Band provides an extra layer of security for recipients and medical staff alike without adding any extra steps to the transfusion process. By integrating our modern technology with the Cerner Bridge Transfusion Administration product, CheckDigit Blood Bands help ensure the right blood goes to the right person.

CheckDigit® Blood Band Options

Just like other barcoded blood bands, every CheckDigit Blood Band comes with a blood bank identification number (BBID) that creates a link between the patient, the transfusion tag, and the specimen. CheckDigit Blood Bands also have additional digits embedded in the permanent BBID that stays attached to the patient. Our CheckDigit Blood Band options include:

  • CheckDigit | Handwritten – The CheckDigit Handwritten Blood Band has plenty of room for hand-writing patient information.
  • CheckDigit | Label – Hospitals with mobile phlebotomy systems and bedside labeling often find this blood band a convenient choice.
  • CheckDigit | Condensed – Save time and avoid transcription errors with a condensed blood band that does not require the technicians to write down patient information. This option includes multiple barcoded sticker options.
  • CheckDigit 8 | Handwritten – Hospitals that require longer stays or extra steps in their protocol prefer the extra stickers available on the CheckDigit™ 8 Handwritten Blood Band.
  • CheckDigit | Band and Form – CheckDigit Band and Form system is durable for up to seven days of regular patient wear – including daily showering.

CheckDigit Barcode Blood Band Video

Product Code

CheckDigit
Product Code Color Band/Case Durability Barcode Symbology
FLX974 Orange 200 Up to 7 days N/A
FLX975 Blue 200 Up to 7 days N/A
FLX976 Yellow 200 Up to 7 days N/A
FLX977 Green 200 Up to 7 days N/A
FLX978 Clear 200 Up to 7 days N/A
FLX989 Red 200 Up to 7 days N/A
Forms
FLX016 N/A 100 N/A GS1-128
FLX018 N/A 100 N/A GS1-128
CheckDigit Condensed
Product Code Color Band/Case Durability Barcode Symbology Detail
C4109 Red 100 Up to 5 days GS1-128 6 stickers
C4110 Red 100 Up to 5 days GS1-128 8 stickers
CheckDigit Handwritten
Product Code Color Band/Case Durability Barcode Symbology
4R4996 Green 150 Up to 5 days GS1-128
4R5878 Red 150 Up to 5 days GS1-128
CheckDigit Label
Product Code Color Band/Case Durability Barcode Symbology Detail
4R4993 Yellow 150 Up to 5 days GS1-128 N/A
4R4994 Orange 150 Up to 5 days GS1-128 N/A
4R4995 Blue 150 Up to 5 days GS1-128 N/A
4R4997 Green 150 Up to 5 days GS1-128 N/A
4R4998 Red 150 Up to 5 days GS1-128 N/A
4R4599* Blue 150 Up to 5 days GS1-128 no additional stickers
CheckDigit 8 Handwritten
Product Code Color Band/Case Durability Barcode Symbology
4R5878 Red 150 Up to 5 days GS1-128

Features of CheckDigit® Blood Bands

Typenex Medical designed CheckDigit Blood Bands to adapt to your clinic’s processes. Features include:

  • Options - Select the style and number of stickers that best fits your procedures. Both handwritten and pre-printed labels are available.
  • Customizable patient information options - You decide what data you need, and Typenex Medical creates prompts in large, easy-to-read fonts so your technicians will be less likely to miss them.
  • Plastic shields - The plastic shield protects the patient’s information and keeps it legible.
  • Compatibility with the R3™ Reattachment system - The ability to resize or relocate a blood band helps patients be more comfortable and can save your facility time. Most Typenex Medical blood bands can be safely adjusted using our R3 Reattachment System.

CheckDigit Blood Bands make it easier for your staff to know that the procedures in place are working.

Instructions

The embedded digits in the permanent BBID on every CheckDigit Band provide caregivers with a higher level of confidence that the correct blood is going to the correct patient. Here is how it works.

  1. Verify the patient’s identity using your set protocol.
  2. Place the patient's information on the CheckDigit Blood Band, either by writing it out by hand or using a pre-printed label.
  3. Apply the blood band to the patient, and draw the specimen.
  4. Adhere the barcoded stickers to the specimen and to any documents required by your procedure. In the blood bank, caregivers scan the barcode into the Laboratory Information System (LIS). When your clinicians complete your pre-transfusion protocol, they scan the blood component and transfusion tag to help ensure they share the same barcode information with the record in the LIS.
  5. Finally, the caregiver will scan the permanent BBID with the hidden check digit. If it matches the other information, the process proceeds. If not, the system will alert the transfusionist.

CheckDigit Blood Bands help ensure the final pre-transfusion check occurs at the patient’s bedside. This will give your caregivers peace of mind that they have done everything they need to do to protect the patient.

DFU

CheckDigit DFU

Read step-by-step instructions accompanied with illustrative graphics in the Directions for Use. View here.

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