Popular Security Options for Nursing Identification Labels
Nursing identification labels are self-descriptive. They are used to identify nurses that work in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, emergency response units, etc. In addition to creating aesthetically appealing nursing identification labels that have a pleasing appearance, care providers are concerned with creating identification labels that help increase security in the care facility. There are several custom label design options that you can use to achieve this goal, with the options below being some of the most popular ones for healthcare outfits across the U.S.
Logo of Care Facility
Including the logo of your care facility or organization on nursing identification labels gives the nurse credibility by signifying that he or she is one of your legitimate employees. For someone to fake the logo, they would need commercial laser printing equipment and great design skills.
Another helpful security measure is to include the person’s nursing title on his or her identification label (e.g., RN, NP, CRNA, etc.). Because these degrees equip nurses with specific types of knowledge, it’s often easy to tell who holds the degrees and who doesn’t.
In addition to including the nurse’s title on his or her identification label, it’s also a good idea to include the area of nursing specialization (mental health, maternity, ER, etc.). A person who enters a nursing station without a nursing specialization ID label will immediately stand out.
Custom Color Coding
Using a custom color gradient for the background of nursing labels is another great way to ensure that nurses in your care facility or organization are legitimate employees. Most people simply don’t have the equipment or design skills to perfectly reproduce a custom color gradient.
You can add to the security of custom color coding by including laser printed images in the custom color gradient. You can use generic images such as the famous Caduceus symbol, proprietary images such as your organization’s logo, or mixture of both types of images.
Photo of Nurse
Last but certainly not least is the security value of including the photo of a nurse on his or her identification label, particularly if you need permanent labels and not temporary ones. When the photo is laser printed onto the ID, it prevents removing the photo and inserting another one.
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If it’s been awhile since your care facility or organization reviewed the security quality of its nursing identification labels, now is a good time to do it. In addition to encouraging accountability among nursing staff and helping to prevent interlopers from entering the care environment masquerading as nurses, nursing identification labels that feature the options above can also help increase patient’s confidence in the treatments they receive that are rendered by nurses. Patients can clearly see that they are being treated by a skilled nurse.
To get started on ordering nursing identification labels that feature custom security options, call us today at (800) 323-0249, or fill out the contact form on our website. We look forward to providing you with identification labels for nurses that increase security and patient confidence!