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A Quick and Easy Way to Make Your Badge Buddies Last Longer

Posted by Dan Ryan on Jul 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Badge Buddies role-recognition cards have become as common a sight in hospitals and medical centers as stethoscopes, scrubs and white coats.

These ubiquitous ID accessories are popular for a number of reasons. They're affordable, they meet some state ID requirements and they're easy to customize.

When doctors, nurses, technicians and other hospital employees go about their busy days, Badge Buddies go along for the ride.

However, Badge Buddies were often left exposed due to their larger size, as they don't fit in standard-sized ID badge holders.

This left Badge Buddies (and the ID cards attached to them) exposed to all aspects of hospital life, including the potentially dirty hands of patients, dust, water and sanitizer, which can be harmful to printed imagery.

Being exposed to abuse like this drastically reduces the life of both the Badge Buddy and the employee ID badge, increasing both cost and frustration.

However, there's now a quick and simple way to increase the life of both credentials.

A new way to hold your Badge Buddies

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Topics: healthcare, badge buddies, badge holders, healthcare ID tips, id card accessories

3 Creative Ways to Use Badge Buddies at Your School

Posted by Dan Ryan on Oct 21, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Badge Buddies role-recognition cards are known as excellent complements to a healthcare ID badging program.

It makes sense: their bright colors and bold text make them a great way to have a worker's title stand out in a crowded healthcare environment.

However, over time, our beloved Badge Buddies have been typecast.

Many people now see Badge Buddies as a "healthcare accessory," something that belongs in a hospital, doctor's office or medical center.

Badge Buddies are capable of so much more!

There are dozens of different industries that would benefit from role recognition. After all, few businesses have absolutely no interest in making things easier on their customers, which is exactly what Badge Buddies do (by clearly identifying personnel).

In fact, there's one particular market where, like in healthcare, a busy environment would benefit from the clear, bold role recognition offered by badge buddies: schools!

The ABCs of Badge Buddies for schools

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Topics: badge buddies, custom badge buddies, badge buddies for schools, school ID tips, school identification

How to Increase Hospital Workplace Safety with Custom Badge Buddies

Posted by Dan Ryan on Oct 7, 2016 11:30:00 AM

If you've been to a large medical facility recently, chances are you encountered Badge Buddies on your visit.

Even if you're not familiar with the term "Badge Buddies," you'd know one if you saw it: those large ID tags with bright colors and big letters hanging behind the ID badge of your nurse, x-ray technician or doctor.

Healthcare facilities of all kinds rely on Badge Buddies to provide clear, effective role recognition for their employees.

While some facilities issue Badge Buddies simply to make things easier on patients, others are required by law to ensure that employee job functions are easily identifiable, and Badge Buddies are just the most convenient solution.

Basically, Badge Buddies are known as being great for making a worker's title clear.

However, custom Badge Buddies can also be used for another purpose: to keep staff members informed of a facility's emergency codes and procedures.

Combine Badge Buddies and emergency codes for a safer facility

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Topics: healthcare regulations, facility safety, healthcare, badge buddies, hospital tips, emergency codes, custom badge buddies

3 Ways Badge Buddies Can Enhance Your Healthcare ID Program

Posted by Dan Ryan on Jul 22, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Modern healthcare facilities are busy places. 

Each facility has dozens of different staff members, from doctors and nurses to technicians and maintenance staff, on-site at any given time. 

It's no surprise, of course, that healthcare is one of the most heavily regulated industries when it comes to identification programs and visitor policies.

With that in mind, a post on how a hospital or clinic needs good ID cards would be preaching to the choir: if you're a healthcare facility with no identification program, chances are the government has already come calling for you.

Instead, we wanted to point out ways to make your ID program better: by using Badge Buddies!

Those in the healthcare industry are probably at least somewhat familiar with Badge Buddies, even if they aren't known by name. 

"Those things with the letters that go behind our ID badges," you say.

Yup! Those are them. And while Badge Buddies are perfect for simple, effective role recognition, they can also be used to do so much more.

How can Badge Buddies make your healthcare ID program better?

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Topics: ID cards, healthcare regulations, role recognition, healthcare, badge buddies

Product Spotlight: Clear Custom Badge Buddies

Posted by Dan Ryan on Jul 22, 2016 12:50:00 PM

Product Spotlight is a feature that will run multiple times a week, designed to showcase individual products in our broad offering. We'll highlight key features, discuss how the product is used and more. Interested in seeing a particular product featured here? Let us know!

Product: Clear Custom Badge Buddies
Product Category: Badge Buddies
SKU: BBVCLR, BBHCLR (available in custom Badge Buddies tool only)

Badge Buddies are a great way to add role recognition to a healthcare facility.

They provide clear, visual identification for patients and guests, letting them know the job function of the person to whom they are speaking.

However, some facilities have rules and regulations in place stating that an employee badge must be facing front at all times — no exceptions!

In a busy healthcare environment, it's inevitable that a badge will end up getting spun around a time or two. To satisfy the front-facing ID requirement, many organizations will simply print dual-sided ID cards. That way, if a badge gets turned around, the pertinent ID information is still showing.

Unfortunately, our standard Badge Buddies don't play well with that solution: they're opaque, meaning they'd block the ID badge.

Fortunately, we created a solution: clear Badge Buddies!

See the difference a clear Badge Buddy can make

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Topics: card tips, role recognition, healthcare, badge buddies

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