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Zebra Technologies Introduces New Soft Infant Wristbands for Improved Safety and Comfort
Date:3/3/2009

New Z-Band(R) Direct and Z-Band QuickClip wristbands enable fast and reliable patient identification at the point of care

VERNON HILLS, Ill., March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zebra Technologies (Nasdaq: ZBRA), a global leader in delivering on-demand specialty printing solutions for the healthcare industry, has introduced a new line of soft, easy-to-wear Z-Band Direct and Z-Band QuickClip wristbands for infants to ensure comfort and improve safety.

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Approximately one out of 15 hospitalized children will be the victim of a medication error, according to a 2008 study published in Pediatrics. Bar coding has been shown to substantially reduce dangerous and costly medical errors, including adverse drug events.

"Patient safety for infants - particularly medication safety - is a growing concern at hospitals nationwide," said Craig Swanson, Director of Marketing - Products & Services at Zebra Technologies. "By utilizing bar coded wristbands, healthcare providers can extend safeguards throughout the care process and reduce errors."

Made of a soft nylon material, the premium direct thermal wristbands by Zebra Technologies feature a new adjustable design to ensure an optimal fit for small infant wrists. The bands, which support both linear and two-dimensional bar codes, include a flat surface print area that supports higher first-time scan rates and minimizes any scanning issues that may result from the curvature of an infant's wrist. The wristbands are designed for use with Zebra's desktop printers, including the new HC100 direct thermal cartridge printer.

"Bar coded wristbands are the cornerstone of patient safety because they enable healthcare providers to verify a correct match between the patient and medical treatment provided. Many wristbands in use at hospitals today, however, are made of materials that can scratch or irritate an infant's delicate skin," added Swanson. "Developed for optimal comfort and ease of use, our new wristbands facilitate patient safety efforts in the NICU, labor and delivery, and pediatric departments - including bar code scanning for bedside medication administration and breast milk verification - without the risk of damaging an infant's sensitive skin."

The new infant bands are designed to stay on the patient's wrist for the duration of the hospital stay and are available with both adhesive tab and clip closures. Both wristbands will resist alcohol, water, foams, soaps and blood, and feature a patent-pending antimicrobial coating that protects the bands from MRSA Types II, III and IV, S. aureus, P. aeruginosa and E. coli, the leading causes of hospital infections in the United States.

Zebra's thermal bar code print solutions support a variety of patient-safety applications at hospitals worldwide, including patient identification, medication administration, specimen collection and blood transfusion verification. For more information about the new infant wristbands or other Zebra products, please call +1 800 423 0442 or visit www.zebra.com/infantbands.

About Zebra Technologies

Zebra Technologies Corporation improves customers' business performance through products and solutions that identify, track and manage assets, transactions and people. In more than 100 countries around the world, more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use innovative and reliable Zebra printers, supplies, RFID products and software to increase productivity, improve quality, lower costs, and deliver better customer service. Information about Zebra and Zebra-brand products can be found at www.zebra.com.

    CONTACT:    Tim Dreyer
                +1 847 793 5677
                tdreyer@zebra.com


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