Undeniably, it is of utmost importance to keep a thorough and accurate account of a patients medical history. Filing labels are the key to ensuring that your department reaches this goal. Nursing labels are a quick reminder to a nurse and the health unit coordinator to: one, provide information (patient name, room number and doctor) and two, make sure they are reading about the proper patient. Furthermore, alpha labels, numeric labels, year labels and other jacket labels (all examples of filing labels) allow one to get certain information without even fully taking a chart out of a filing cabinet or shelf. Alpha labels could signify the first letter of patients last names. Year labels can pinpoint a patients last visit without scanning through all of the doctors notes or the nurses charting to search for a date. Other jacket labels could, in fact, have patients entire names more easily accessible than having to pull the file and read it for this information. Finally, sign here labels make sure that any documents that need to be addressed by either a doctor or a patient have the proper signatures. Dont let a patient be discharged without the proper signatures. Make sure to use the proper filing labels to avoid a paperwork headache.