7 Reasons Hospital Labs and Pharmacies Choose Zebra’s DS8100-HC Barcode Scanners

In healthcare, virtually every workflow has the potential to affect patient outcomes—even processes that take place in areas that aren’t patient-facing, like the lab or back of the pharmacy. The potential impact on patients puts a premium on the performance, accuracy, reliability, and safety of every device, even something that seems as routine as a barcode scanner.

Healthcare providers who are focused on maximizing productivity and effectiveness often choose Zebra DS8100 Series Barcode Scanners. Zebra’s lineup includes two models that are purpose-built for healthcare: the corded DS8108-HC and cordless DS8178-HC. Both models incorporate Zebra’s industry-leading scanning technology and deliver the ability to instantly capture even the most challenging barcodes.

Here’s a brief look at seven built-for-healthcare features that make these scanners the first choice for labs, pharmacies, mobile workstations, and other hospital applications:

Unparalleled barcode scanning performance on virtually any barcode

DS8100-HC healthcare scanners combine a powerful 800 MHz microprocessor, class-leading sensor resolution, and Zebra’s exclusive PRZM Intelligent Imaging technology to instantly capture even troublesome barcodes found in pharmacies, labs and at the point-of-care — including tiny labels, curved barcodes on medicine bottles, IV bags, syringes, specimen trays, and biopsy cassettes.

Purpose-built housing protects against the spread of infection

The DS8100-HC Series uses a specially designed housing and special plastics that allow for frequent cleaning with a wide range of aggressive disinfectants used in today’s hospitals and labs. The housing even features concealed screw holes and seams to reduce the areas where bacteria can hide after a wipe-down.

Flexible feedback modes

Both the corded DS8108-HC and the cordless DS8178-HC offer several easy-to-configure feedback modes that optimize performance in any hospital application. Lab techs can select between haptic/vibration, a visual LED, or a fully adjustable beep tone to confirm each specimen was properly scanned. There’s even a Night Mode that allows users to quickly toggle between an audible beep and vibration with a quick press of the trigger.

Green LED aimer

Thanks to a highly visible and safe green LED aimer, the DS8100-HC Series is safe for use in areas where the use of laser aimers is not advised. And the green aimer and white illumination LEDs reduce the likelihood of triggering PTSD episodes.

Easily capture UDI information and blood bag data

Zebra’s exclusive DataCapture DNA tools make it easy for clinicians to capture data to help protect patient safety and improve inventory management. Their Blood Bag Parse+ feature allows clinicians to capture all the data required on every blood bag — including blood type, date of donation, donation location and expiration date — with a single scan. And their UDI Scan+ feature can automatically parse and format Unique Device Identification (UDI) information on medical device labels.

 Compact USB powered cradles fit crowded workstations

DS8100 series scanners feature a small-footprint presentation cradle that easily fits into the most crowded workstations, whether that’s in the lab, at the nurses’ station, or a mobile workstation-on-wheels.

Double-duty workstation lamp

The DS8100-HC series features a built-in lamp that can deliver spot illumination for any workspace; lab and pharmacy users won’t need additional lighting to read small labels and nurses won’t disturb sleeping patients by turning on the room lights.

Delivering the very best in care every day requires tools you can count on in every area of the hospital from patient admissions to the bedside and in the lab or pharmacy. Contact Tri-State Business Systems to learn more about the benefits of Zebra barcode scanners that are purpose-built for healthcare applications.