Needle-Trap Label Offered With Detachable Label Parts

Schreiner MediPharm (www.schreiner-medipharm.com) has launched the next generation of its Needle-Trap solution with the addition of detachable parts promoting care giver documentation.

The Needle-Trap label integrated safety device helps prevent healthcare personnel from incidental needlestick injuries after administering injections, while the integrated detachable label parts are intended to be attached to the patient’s medical records and vaccination pass for easy documentation, says Gene Dul, president, Schreiner MediPharm, a business unit of Schreiner Group LP.

“The new Needle-Trap solution was initially developed for vaccine administration, (however) the solution is suitable for all applications where the combination of needlestick prevention and documentation/tracking of the administration of the injection makes sense, such as with heparins and other injectables,” Dul says.

The detachable label feature offered with Needle-Trap differs from Schreiner MediPharm’s Pharma-Comb SL system with detachable labels.

“Due to the special construction of Needle-Trap, the detachable label parts are directly accessible on the main label. They are easily peeled-off with the help of tabs as with the Pharma-Comb SL,” Dul says.

The Pharma-Comb SL label is primarily for initial application to multidose vials. After drawing the required dose from the vial, the caregiver opens the upper label on the Pharma-Comb SL, so that the detachable parts underneath automatically rise for easy peel-off and are then applied to the filled disposable syringes.

“Thus the syringes are reliably marked up to the time of administration. All critical information is provided on the detachable label parts and thus available at any time which helps avoid medication errors.”

Health care personnel typically put dose, date/time of administration, the patient’s name, and their initials on the peel off labels. This data is filled out individually when preparing the medication.

“Bar codes can be used as well. Actually, [because of] the special construction of the peel-off parts, which are only partly attached to the base label, the bar code can even be printed on the backside of the peel-off label, which leaves more space for
text information on the front side of the peel-off part,” Dul concludes.
 

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