How Badge Buddies
Solve Common Hospital Identification Issues
According to Becker’s Hospital Review,
one of the top common hospital problems is a shortage of physicians and nurses.
As a result, many physicians and nurses are working in different facilities
within the healthcare industry. It is not uncommon for a physician to practice
medicine at multiple locations. It could be said that this may be one of the
reasons all healthcare workers are required by law to wear Badge Buddies.
Learning About Badge
Badge Buddies help identify healthcare personnel by
attaching their position along with the name of the facility to their ID badge.
Depending on how large or small the healthcare facility is these Badge Buddies
can be organized by color. Badge Buddies come in a variety of colors offering
you the opportunity to better organize your staff. For instance, an RN’s Badge
Buddy can be color-coded with green while physicians’ Badge Buddies might be
blue. Nursing Assistants can be red while surgeons could be orange.
Other Ways Hospitals
Can Use Badge Buddies
For extremely large facilities, you might want to color code
an entire department. With your facility’s branded logo, this makes anyone
wearing your ID badge legit. It says to your patients and visitors that anyone
wearing your company’s ID badge has been vetted by your company and can be
The Need for Badge
Badge Buddies are a visible way to display an employee’s
name along with the healthcare facility and ID number if it applies. It is for
the safety of the patient and the facility itself. It’s important to equip all
healthcare personnel with the right kind of ID. Despite the shortage of
physicians and nurses, the healthcare industry is on the rise as many nursing
colleges and nursing programs are enrolling students at an increasing rate. As
a purchaser, you will need to accommodate for all of the new incoming
With Badge Buddies, while nurses and doctors may work in
different departments, each profession will be able to rightly identify one
another’s role. A brains surgeon shouldn’t be expected to perform the duties of
a Chiropractor, and vice-versa. However, each profession has been trained on
the basic practice of the healthcare profession. Being able to identify a
healthcare worker’s role is important. When working in the medical field there
is no time for questions. Physicians and nurses need to be readily available to
carry out their tasks and Badge Buddies help these professionals do exactly
that by being able to recognized one another’s role.
Furthermore, equipping hospital staff with a Badge Buddy
prevents any imposters from illegally practicing medicine. Badge Buddies serve
as a seal of approval easily informing patients and visitors of the various
roles that a hospital staff has.
So no matter where a nurse or physician is working within
the hospital, it will be clear to everyone which department they belong. For
instance, if a pediatric nurse is working in the children’s unit, he or she may
be called to assist in the birthing unit. The Badge Buddy will immediately let
the physician know that this nurse is not regularly assigned to their
department. Therefore, the physician will know to request general things that
are expected of an RN instead of expecting him or her to have a thorough
understanding of the patient’s history or department procedures.
Specialist ID: Your
Badge Buddy Supplier
View all of the Badge Buddies that Specialist ID has to offer here. You can
buy them in bulk pre-printed, or you can customize your own.
Contact us for a
free quote or call us today at 1-800-380-6726.