Types of Chart Labels: Situations That Justify Custom Labels

Most healthcare organizations that purchase chart labels for medical use buy the labels as ready-made products that can be immediately implemented in the needed capacity, but there are also situations in which healthcare providers or dental offices need chart labels that are not easily found among products that label suppliers offer for immediate sale and delivery. In this entry, we take a look at five situations that commonly justify the creation and use of custom designed chart labels.

  1. Unique Fields of Information

Most chart labels come with predesigned fields of information for recording important medical data. In many cases, the fields perfectly match the needs of the user, but there are also plenty of instances where they don’t. For example, if you’re creating medical charts for a special patient population, you may need labels that apply to unique pieces of information about the population.

  1. Time-Sensitive Labeling Needs

Some patient populations require medical charts to be updated at different intervals. For example, patients undergoing an in-house, multi-day detox treatment in which health conditions can change rapidly typically need their charts updated more frequently than out-patients who are undergoing long-term follow-up treatments after detox is complete. Custom labels can be created to address the different, time-sensitive labeling needs of the populations you treat.

  1. Unique Medication Instructions

Some medicines are used in the same amount at the same time each day, while others are dosed in differing amounts more than once a day during a unique treatment regimen for a particular type of patient, such as a detox patient who is undergoing a short course of benzodiazepines. In such cases, custom labels may be needed to provide personalized care.

  1. Color-Coded Labeling Needs

Implementing color-coded chart labels is an easy way to separate different patient populations in the printed record keeping area. Most chart label providers offer a meaningful range of color coding options, but there are cases when a healthcare provider serves more populations than a label provider has colors for. In this situation, custom color coding labels are an excellent option.

  1. Unique Adhesive Requirements

The adhesive of chart labels can be a crucial characteristic when they are applied in environments that have unique operating conditions, such as low temperatures that help prevent the spread of germs and high moisture density that aids certain respiratory conditions. Custom labels whose adhesive is designed for these unique conditions can be created.

Order Your Custom Labels From Us
If your organization is in the market for new chart labels and can’t find what it needs among ready-made chart labeling solutions, Shamrock Labels is here to help. In addition to supplying pre-designed labels that serve as “drop-in” solutions for conventional chart labeling needs, we also create custom products that meet the unique requirements of certain organizations, producing and delivering them on an expedited basis to help support productivity.

To find out what to do to order custom chart labels, fill out our contact form with your questions or info, or simply call us at (800) 323-0249. We look forward to providing you with best in class labels that meet your unique requirements. Contact us today to place your order for custom labels!

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