Patient Positive Identification

SATO has been involved in the development of straightforward, fail-safe positive patient identification systems for over two decades, working with healthcare organisations to produce patient ID wristbands that are fit for specific environments and stay durations.

The demands of the care environment require precision matching of specimens, records and patients 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. SATO patient positive identification solutions guarantee peace of mind for healthcare workers ensuring the right patients are receiving the right care, with precision and accuracy.

SATO understands that there is no one-size-fits all solution to ensuring patient comfort and safety and that’s why its developed six patient ID wristband solutions for optimum flexibility delivering error-free, accurate identification data.

The SATO patient ID wristband range includes solutions for long-stay patients, utilising soft and durable, environmentally friendly materials and thermal transfer printing technology to ensure lasting, high-quality printed data. In addition, there is a cost-effective range of direct thermal printable wristbands that offer many of the same benefits as the premium range but are more suited to patients staying up to one week in hospital.

SATO has also developed economical options for short-stay patients and outpatients, with convenience in mind. And last but not least, SATO offers customisable high-performance RFID wristbands and laser-ink-jet-printed sheets for customers wishing to use their existing printers.

To find the ideal patient ID wristband solution for your needs, please click on the links below for more information or download the brochure. Alternatively, please get in touch with a member of the SATO team.

Full pack solution

Baby wearing wristband

Providing a total positive patient identification technology solution for the busy healthcare environment, SATO offers the latest generation 2" desktop printer, the WS2, in combination with a complementary portfolio of wristbands designed for every patient stay scenario.

Over 50% of SATO healthcare customers indicate that they would prefer to use a flexible, multi-purpose printer. The compact SATO WS2 printer is designed for wide use throughout the healthcare supply chain and prints both patient wristbands and labels from one device.

The WS2 prints from the very first wristband avoiding waste, even when switching sizes and is capable of printing labels for a wide variety of applications, including sample labels, blood collection labels and injection labels.

The SATO WS2 printer is Cerner validated and is also compatible with most hospital information systems used worldwide.

Cerner

This SATO solution can be deployed through the various stages of the supply chain from clinical labs to pharmacies, medical check-up centres, clinics and hospitals. Delivering fast, efficient wristband and label printing, this total solution saves time and waste for all healthcare professionals. In addition, SATO can recommend a suitable scanning solution to ensure all barcodes are properly captured and processed during the care process.

Supplied with the Direct Thermal (DT) wristband, the full pack solution provides a one-stop answer to delivering patient identification safety with no hassle and no waste!

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TT line wristband

All-in-one soft, secure and durable solution for adults and infants.

A great match for sensitive skin or long-stay patients of up to 3 weeks, our premium SATO Thermal Transfer (TT) Line Wristband is soft yet durable for optimum performance and comfort and is available in a range of colours.

Thermal transfer printing technology delivers a crisp and robust print to the extra-soft antimicrobial embossed wristband to ensure that patient data remains legible throughout the duration of their stay.

The wristband is ideal for infants or the elderly due to its gentle nature. The wristband is secured with a soft, antimicrobial clip for security and to remove the risk of transference. In addition, unique to the SATO wristband, is a security ribbon that conceals patient ID for additional peace of mind.

Key Features:

  • Clear and durable thermal transfer print method (requires ribbon)
  • Security ribbon to conceal patient ID
  • Extra-soft, synthetic material
  • Embossed to support skin aeration
  • Secure clip closure with antimicrobial technology
  • Latex, phthalate-free, iron-oxide free, water, soap and solvents resistant
  • Non-skin irritant (tested in laboratory based on ISO standards)
  • Adult, infant and maternity options available

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DT line wristband

User friendly, soft solution for hospital stays of up to 1 week.

Offering many of the same benefits as the premium TT Line wristband, including antimicrobial technology, the Direct Transfer (DT) Line solution is a cost-effective alternative that's ideal for patients who will be in hospital for one week or less.

Convenient for nursing staff, the wristband is printed using direct thermal technology, which removes the need for a ribbon. This method delivers a high-quality print that retains the patient's information securely on the label for the duration of their stay.

Closure is achieved with either clip or adhesive (with tamper proof system) options. Both options are designed to prevent transference of the wristband, maintaining patient security at all times.

Key Features:

  • High-quality direct thermal print method
  • Soft, synthetic material
  • Embossed to support skin aeration
  • Secure clip closure with antimicrobial technology or adhesive closure with tamper evidence system
  • Hypoallergenic, phthalate-free and latex-free, water, soap and solvents resistant
  • Non-skin irritant (tested in laboratory based on ISO standards)
  • Adult and infant options available

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Eco line wristband

Reliable and cost-effective for short stays in hospital.

The SATO Eco wristband is a reliable and cost-effective solution for patients undertaking short hospital stays of up to 3 days. Convenient direct thermal printing negates the requirement for a ribbon, printing clear and durable patient information onto a soft, synthetic wristband.

For patient safety and hospital employees' peace of mind, the wristband is available with two closure options, clip (for adults) and clip or adhesive with tamper evidence system for adults and infants. This feature guarantees that the data collected from the patient on admission is non-transferable.

Key Features:

  • High-quality direct thermal print method
  • Soft, synthetic material
  • Robust adhesive closure with tamper evidence system
  • Alternative clip closure for adults (clips not included)
  • Hypoallergenic, phthalate-free, latex-free, water and soap resistant
  • Non-skin irritant (tested in laboratory based on ISO standards)
  • Adult and infant options available

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Laser line wristband

Economical and durable for short stay patients and outpatients.

The SATO laser wristband comes in a handy A4 sheet format for quick and easy use in existing laser and ink-jet printers. Convenient for nursing staff who need to use an existing printer, each pack contains 250 sheets, with each sheet containing up to 2 wristbands and 16 self-adhesive labels.

Robust enough to last up to one week and able to withstand hot water and soap, the labels are best suited to short-stay patients and outpatients. Our Laser Line wristband is also ideal for customers wishing to use their existing printers.

Key Features:

  • Laser-ink jet printing method
  • 250 sheets per pack
  • 1 or 2 wristbands and 16 adhesive labels per sheet
  • Adhesive closure with tamper evidence system
  • Soft, synthetic material
  • Latex-free, water and soap resistant

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RFID line wristband

Highly customizable and affordable for optimum flexibility.

The advanced SATO RFID Line wristband features radio frequency identification with integrated circuit (RFID IC) with a choice of high frequency (HF), ultra-high frequency (UHF) or near field communication (NFC) range, catering for multiple situations and scenarios.

The RFID IC can allow patients to be scanned from greater distances - up to 2 meters away with UHF custom wristbands - and in multiple locations if RFID readers are placed in strategic positions around the healthcare facility.

This feature empowers staff who can scan and track patients, infants in incubation units for example, from a distance. In all cases, it makes the patient’s stay more comfortable by removing the need to disturb them when collecting data. The RFID Line NFC can also be used for managing access control for authorized personnel.

Key Features:

  • RFID IC on demand (HF, UHF, NFC)
  • Extended read range of up to 2 metres
  • High-quality direct thermal print method
  • Soft, synthetic material
  • Adhesive closure with tamper evidence system
  • Latex-free, water and soap resistant
  • Adult and infant options available

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