How to Keep Labels on Tricky, Hard-to-Label Surfaces 

(The NICU Test)

DECEMBER 12, 2023

UPDATED MAY 28, 2024


And why does the "NICU Test" matter for non-medical businesses?  

Because if this tape works in the high-stress, constantly-changing environment of urgent healthcare, it's going to be a game-changer for your business too:

There are all sorts of surfaces in labs, hospitals, and clinics that need to be clearly labeled with patient information, allergy labeling, and various color-coding.

The problem is all the surfaces - if we were only talking about flat cardboard or paper, or clean wood & laminate surfaces, labels would be all we would need.  But there are more kinds of surfaces than you can shake a Resident at; vials, IV pumps, carts, binders with slick or rough surfaces, charts, beds, sharps containers, and much more...

That's why... 

The best label is not a label. It's tape. Here's why:

Our color-code tape on a patient binder in a NICU. Read on to find out why it's the perfect solution...

We're Social. Like a Labradoodle:

1. Tape can more easily wrap around small cylinder shapes (syringes, test tubes, IV lines, etc.) than labels.
Labels are thicker, and so they "flag"- the corner comes off. Tape is thinner, and doesn't have that "memory" - so it'll wrap and stick!

2. Our tape is always clean-remove. 
Patient charts, doors, IV carts, shelves - anywhere you put it, it'll stay... but then it'll remove.
3. Works when permanent and removable labels both fail. 
That binder above has a surface that makes normal removable labels fall off. Permanent labels are obviously no good either, since we re-use binders. 

So our NICU nurse labels with our Color-Code Tape, wrapping the ends around the cover. It works flawlessly - and it removes cleanly after every successful patient!

  • This is what's on the binder


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