Military Hospital Labels for Field Units: Crucial Specs

Military hospitals can be grouped into two categories: regular hospitals that feature permanent construction and field hospitals that are temporary treatment units. In this entry, we look at ideal characteristics for military hospital labels used in the second type of hospital, one that’s set up “in the field” to provide fast treatment for soldiers and personnel injured in the warzone.

Essential Specs for Field Hospital Labels 

Before you order military hospital labels for the field, we recommend contacting us to discuss which types of labels — and which types of label technologies — are right for your needs. Field hospitals can differ vastly regarding the type of care they give, how they give it, how long patients stay, and more. With that said, below are four crucial label characteristics that benefit military field hospital units at large.

  1. Sterile Labels

Pathogens infecting wounds and sutures has been a problem in field hospitals since civilizations began warring with each other. Sterile military hospital labels don’t fully eliminate the threat of bacterial exposure, but they guarantee your labels aren’t a source of pathogens. In this capacity, they play a crucial role in supporting good health outcomes for wounded soldiers and personnel.

  1. Preprinted Labels

Unless you run a label printing system using a power generator or a serendipitously located utility line, you need labels that come printed with as much pertinent information as possible, such as medicine names, drug strengths in milligrams, health status of patient, etc. Using preprinted labels reduces handwriting errors and helps expedite labeling applications performed within tight timeframes, when lives are on the line.

  1. Moisture-Resistant Labels

Body fluids, containers that rupture and spill from shock waves, rainfall through a tented ceiling that leaks, etc. — it could all be part of a hectic day’s work in a military field hospital. Consequently, it’s only sensible to use moisture resistant military hospital labels. Moisture-resistant means that the label liner, label material, facestock, adhesive, and printed information all resist degradation from moisture.

  1. Temporary Adhesive Labels

Temporary adhesive labels stay firmly in place but can be peeled away with minimal effort. This makes them useful for medical charts that receive quick changes. For example, administering different medicines over a short period of time (but not in conjunction) and changing official health statuses over a short time period are medical chart applications that benefit from temporary adhesive labels.

Temporary adhesive labels are also helpful for correcting label placement mistakes. Care often happens at breakneck speed in military field hospitals. If you mistakenly apply the wrong label, simply peel it off and make the correction in seconds.

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To request more information about military hospital labels, or to place an order, please call us today at (800) 323-0349, or use the contact form on our website.

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