For generations of healthcare professionals it’s been the same routine. Enter an MRI room and off comes everything metallic, including the badge reel holding ID cards, badges and other credentials – many of which are required to be worn by law or company policy. The magnet rooms are a ferrous-metals-free zone.
It's no secret that the world of healthcare has its fair share of unique identification and security challenges.
However, there are also aspects of a healthcare ID program that move beyond mere questions and are instead essentials, namely a good ID card and a good way to carry and display that card.
In many parts of the country, patient-facing healthcare workers are required by law to wear an ID badge with their name and photo.
These policies exist for a number of reasons. ID badges foster a more friendly environment in the facility by allowing patients to know the name of the person who is providing care. They also bolster security by positively identifying authorized personnel, helping decrease the likelihood of impostors.
The fact that ID badges are a requirement means that, by relation, having a way to wear those ID badges becomes a de facto requirement as well.
With so many card-carrying options out there, is one option really that much better than another?
Customizable, convenient and easy
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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In life, it's important to be flexible.
No one wants to be known as that stubborn guy, or as the woman who's set in her ways. Being flexible opens us up to new opportunities, new experiences, new people and new places.
Did you know lanyards can be stubborn too?
OK, so technically lanyards don't have actual personality traits (though we find our neon lanyards to be very hyper and energetic). But lanyards are stubborn in that they're usually a "one size fits all" solution.
Most lanyards are a standard cut length of 36". This means that the length of fabric used to create the lanyard measures 3 feet long before it's looped together with a finishing option.
In some ways, a standard length is a good thing: you always know what you're getting.
However, standard lengths can also present challenges. After all, a lanyard with a cut length of 36" is going to look a lot differently on a 6' 6" person than it will on a 5' 1" person.
Our line of adjustable lanyards solve this problem by...well, by being adjustable.
These lanyards offer the same card-carrying functionality as standard lanyards with the added bonus of adjustable sizing, making them a true "one size fits all" solution.