Learn how Apron Tags can help your facility at RSNA 2019

Come see us at RSNA!
December 1 – 6, 2019
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
Booth 1454

2019 marks the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) 105th annual meeting. The RSNA is a non-profit organization that hosts the world’s largest radiology conference. Their annual meeting allows radiologist to experience new technology, educational training, and new products for their field. National Band & Tag will be exhibiting at RSNA for the first time this year in booth #1454 to show the radiology industry how easy our apron tags are to use.

The Joint Commission requires lead aprons inspections to be visually, tactually (feeling for imperfections) and fluoroscopically (X-ray) to assess the condition of the apron. Lead Apron Tags help provide a visual representation to show when an apron has been inspected. They also provide other pertinent information such as the department it belongs to and a unique ID number.

lead apron tags for RSNA annual meeting

For RSNA we are excited to have our new lavender purple apron tag! Other Apron Tag colors include green, yellow, blue, pink, gray, orange, and white. 7 different layout options are available depending on your identification needs, as well as color-coding spirals and year discs. An example of how to use our tags is to have the tag color coordinate by department or floor, while the year disc designates the last time the apron was inspection date. If an orange 2018 year disc is still on an apron instead of a yellow 2019 disc, then you can easily tell that apron has not been inspected yet.

Purple apron tags

NB&T sells Apron Tags to over 250 hospitals in the United States. From small to large facilities, our Apron Tags can help meet your identification needs and pass inspection. See what National Band & Tag’s customers are saying about our Lead Apron ID Tags.


Holiday Napkin Rings

Are you ready to get your holiday shopping started?

Let National Band & Tag help check off all the holiday hosts and hostesses off your list with Holiday Napkin Rings. Create your own custom pack to decorate any holiday dinner party table this year. Available in red, green, gold and blue, Holiday Napkin Rings come in multiple colors for Christmas, Hanukkah, or just winter seasonal designs. Napkin Rings come in a pack of 8. The 8 napkin rings can have the same design or up to 4 different designs. Holiday Napkin Rings are sold through Amazon for easy and quick checkout. Just click the “Customize Now” button to choose your designs from the drop-down options, and then click the “Add to Cart” button.

snowman red napkin ring on a cloth napkin

Seasonal holiday napkin rings

Holiday napkin rings for Christmas, Hanukkah, and general winter seasonal designs

Custom Christmas Napkin Rings

Hanukkah themed blue napkin rings

Looking for personalized Napkin Rings with names, dates, or logos? Click Here to learn more.


How to read tags on a lost pet

Unfortunately, there is no national Pet ID Tag lookup in place to get a lost pet home. Luckily, lost pets never go more than a few miles from home. This is why a local city or county database is always more reliable than a national one. There are multiple tag manufacturers like National Band & Tag, all with multiple customers who order the same numbering. This is why contacting local animal shelters, veterinarians, and city/county animal control offices are always more likely to produce results than contacting tag manufacturers.

Here are some tag tips to help return lost pets as soon as possible:

The first tag to look for is a Pet ID Tag. These tags usually have the pet’s name on it, the owner’s contact info, or a QR Code on it. New, modern QR Coded pet tags will need to be scanned with a smartphone, or the unique ID number will need to be keyed in on the website to access the owner’s information.

rabies tags with a QR Code

The second tag to look for is a local county or city License Tag. While not every city or county requires a License Tag, the majority of the US enforces pet licensing. Based on where the animal is found, you can contact local animal control offices. You can give them the tag number of the lost pet, and they can then look that unique number up to get the owner’s information.

dog and cat license tags

The third tag to look for is a Rabies Tag. These usually have the veterinarian’s information on it so you can contact them. Because doctors cannot give out patient information, they will have to contact the owner on your behalf.

2019 rabies tag green bell

Other types of tags may include Dog Park License Tags, Apartment Registered Tags, or “I’m Microchipped” Tags. These will all help hint to the area the pet came from to help narrow down your search.

If there are no tags or any forms of identification on the lost pet, you will want to take them to a local vet or animal shelter to have them scanned for a microchip. You can then use social media, found pet flyers, lost pet online databases, and word of mouth to try to find the owners.