Clear Labels – Ways to Use Clear Labels in a Hospital


Hospitals are a place that needs to be organized at every point in the day. Any lackluster attitude on the part of the hospital staff can lead to loss of lives. Each file, syringe, medicine bottle, surgical instrument among others have to be clearly labeled. Here is where the dilemma comes in since it is a professional environment, the labels have to be simple yet very visible.

The best labels to use in hospitals and clinics are clear labels. Clear labels are blank labels, on which you can have any information and/or design printed.

For hospital requirements, it is best to use matte clear labels, so that all the information can be read off them with ease. Throughout the hospital, clear labels will help you identify medicines and/or instruments, organize files, create security tags and print warning signs. All these important chores can be done within the administration department or laboratory of the hospital. Simply type all out the requisite information in a label template and print them out on label sheets, peel and stick them on their final resting place.

There are many important uses of clear labels throughout the hospital and here we can discuss a few of them:

Identify Medicines and Surgical Instruments

Hospitals are usually very chaotic, with nurses, residents, and attendants always scampering around taking care of their patients. During this time, they have to make sure they pick up the correct medicine from the chemist before administering it to their patient. This is where clear labels will come in. Certain medicines are made specific to the needs of the patient. The pharmacist can print clear labels of all the medicines that are produced by the hospital and paste them on the bottles so that doctors are aware of the medicine they are picking up.

Clear Labels are also used in the hospital’s laboratory. Patients who submit their blood tests and urine tests have to be identified. Lab technicians paste clear labels on the test samples with the name of the patient, type of test and date taken, so that test results are not mixed up.

Some in-house patients are given nutrition through a drip. Nurses need to be aware of what liquid is in the drip bag, how long the patient has to be given that drip and of course the name of the patient. All this information is printed on large clear labels that are stuck on the drip bags for the nurse and patient’s benefit. The same applies to injections as well. You should clear labels on syringes to identify which medicine is being administered to the patient.

Create Security Tags with Clear Labels

It is a norm in every hospital that patients who are admitted have to wear a security and identification tag. This tag helps the doctors identify their patient, and also acts as a bar code in case a patient tries to escape. These tags contain the entire patient’s information along with their illness.

Clear labels are used to print these tags, which are then, normally stuck onto white background bracelets. These are securely placed around the wrist of the patient so that they cannot be removed. You should always use permanent adhesive clear labels in this case, so that the patient is not able to remove the tag.

Use Clear Labels to Make Warning Signs

As you walk into a hospital, many warning signs are visible, such as “Do not enter”, “Dangerous equipment ahead” and “For doctors only” to name a few. Such warning signs are printed on clear sticky labels and stuck on doors and walls so that people can read them without any problem.

These signs are most effective when printed on clear labels and stuck on dark doors and walls. People need to be warned in case of any danger in hospitals and clear labels are the best way of doing so.

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