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Healthcare practitioners answer to numerous stakeholders. First-and-foremost among these are their patients, but fund managers, regulators, and government officials all have a say in the day-to-day management of clinics and other healthcare facilities. Satisfying the sometimes competing demands of these different parties requires absolute diligence when it comes to record-keeping. Doctors and nurses must be precise and timely with patient data, instrument documentation, sanitation records, and so on. It’s a small wonder, therefore, that primary care physicians tend to spend more than half of their workday interacting with electronic health records (EHRs); a challenge linked to poorly designed and implemented record-keeping.

Integrating healthcare printers into medicine is an important step in automating tedious data entry processes which sap time that could be spent on direct patient care. They are also fast, efficient, and provide a high-quality output that can be easily read and interpreted by medical professionals. This blog post will look at how healthcare printers are integral to patient care and help to improve patient care compliance, safety and efficiency.

Applications of Healthcare Printers in Patient Care

With the wealth of patient information that has to be displayed and stored in medical healthcare environments, the need for accurate printing systems is significant. Thankfully, thermal printers are an ideal solution for printing clear and permanent records such as patient details and test results, among other data.

Labeling Medications and Medical Supplies

Labeling medication and medical equipment is crucial to compliance and patient safety, as these labels can ensure patients receive the right medicine at the right time and in the correct dosage. Other important information that can be printed includes dosage instruments, expiration dates and batch numbers.

Printing Patient Identification Wristbands

Patient ID wristbands contain necessary information about a patient, such as their name, date of birth, allergies and medical number. These labels and wristbands ensure patients receive the proper treatment, medications and care from medical staff, so printing clear and accurate data is essential for correct care and reducing the risk of errors.

Printing Medical Forms and Reports

Thermal printers can also be used to print forms and reports that display information such as discharge instruments, information on medications and other critical information for patients and caregivers. It is also possible to print images with thermal printers, which can be used to diagnose diseases or injuries and help patients manage them.

Printing Test Results

Our printers can be used with various medical equipment, from antigen and antibody tests to defibrillators and sterilisers. Whether the printers are implemented into existing systems or are connected via Bluetooth, test results can be printed instantly and attached to patient records or display boards for quick and easy access.

Benefits of Healthcare Printers

There are many benefits to using healthcare printers to enhance patient care. The primary advantage is to improve the accuracy and clarity of patient data, making information easily accessible to healthcare providers. Thermal printers are used to print patient wristbands, medical labels and test results, which all help to accurately identify patients and their medical needs. 

The benefits of these printers include the following points:

Martel Instruments and Healthcare Printers

Martel Instruments has been manufacturing printing solutions for the healthcare and medical industries for over thirty years. Our printers can be customised to suit a wide range of applications, and our services include end-to-end support. To learn more about our healthcare printing solutions or discuss your medical printing needs, please contact a member of Martel instruments today.

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