Intermec Medical Wristbands

Effective patient care is predicated on accuracy, but human error is exceptionally difficult to eliminate in the inherently high-touch medical environment. To address this, barcodes and automatic ID technologies are being used increasingly across a wide range of medical practices. Patient wristbands are one common application area. Intermec patient wristbands ensure positive identification for integration with verification systems for medication, samples, and surgical procedures.

The five rights of medication safety (right patient, right drug, right time, right dose, right route) provide an important framework for verification of pharmaceutical administration, but commonly rely on manual human checks. Integration of positive patient ID with barcode wristbands provides a highly reliable adjunct to eliminate human error. With increasing implementation of patient electronic medical record (EMR), scanning the wristband can trigger caregiver notification of allergies or other special requirements.

Intermec INband wristbands provide the positive identification hospitals need for maximum patient safety. Excellent print quality ensures both standard and 2D bar codes will be scanned accurately. Durable topcoating provides high resistance to soaps, hand sanitizers, moisture, and other conditions commonly encountered in the hospital environment. Flexible and lightweight, the Intermec band is easy to apply, minimizing the curl that may be experienced with other products. High tensile strength film and a high-shear adhesive closure securely affix the band in place for the duration of the patient stay. A robust tamper-evident closure feature protects the integrity of the patient identification system.

Direct thermal technology delivers mission-critical printing system reliability, while providing straightforward compliance with regulations for security of patient information. Simple, intuitive printer loading and one-at-a-time printing allows bands to be generated with minimal waste. Designed to accommodate a wide range of needs, Intermec INband configurations are available to identify patients from newborns to adults.

With safety and quality of care depending on accurate patient identification, wristband system components must work together flawlessly. Intermec printers and media are optimized to deliver superior performance when used together. Our rigorous testing and co-engineering ensures consistently high print quality, proven performance in demanding real-world environments, and maximum print head service life for reduced downtime.


  • Positive patient identification that helps reduce medical errors
  • Ease of application
  • High image durability - designed to survive typical exposures in healthcare environment
  • Lightweight, flexible construction that ensures patient comfort


Small Adult/Pediatric:
28.6mm x 292mm
25.4mm x 279.4mm
25.4 x 206.4mm Overall
(19mm ID Section with 10mm Strap)
Wristband MaterialINband/Infant INband with Direct Thermal Print Layer
DurabilityExcellent resistance to hand sanitizer, soap, water and other common exposures
Optional HF RFID Specifications
Operating Frequency13.56MHz (HF), ISO15693-3
EEPROM2048 bit (256 byte), 64 4 byte blockd
Unique Identification Number (UID64 bit (8 bytes)
Data Retention10 Years
Write Endurance100,000 cycles
Read/Write Range89mm (Typical)
Optional Colour Condition Label Addition Specifications
Size21.6mm x 26.2mm
MaterialTamper Evident Syntran
DurabilityExcellent resistance to hand sanitizer, soap, water and other common exposures
ColoursPurple - DNR
Yellow - Fall Risk
Red - Alergy


Ordering Information and Pricing
Part Number Model Number Description RRP
[A] Intermec INband Medical Wristbands
[B] Intermec INband Medical Wristbands with RFID
Intermec PC23 Wristband Printer