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Ideas That Work: Warming Win
Use a Label Gun to Mark Warmed Fluids
OSD Staff
Publish Date: March 3, 2015   |  Tags:   Ideas That Work
label gun PRICE POINT A label gun helps staff keep track of when bottles need to be removed from the warmer.

Warming Win
Use a Label Gun to Mark Warmed Fluids

Need an easy way to track when you need to remove solutions from the warmer cabinet? Go to an office supply store and purchase a price-marker label gun (you can find one for around $20). Store the gun (along with its instructions on how to set the date) by the warmer. As a staff member places bottles in the cabinet, he can take the gun, quickly set the expiration date, print and stick the easy-to-read and bright labels on each bottle. This cheap trick ensures that all bottles are clearly marked with the date when you need to remove them from the warmer.

Brent Klev, MBA, BSN, RN
University of Utah Hospital and Clinics
South Jordan, Utah
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