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How does Bar Coded Medication Administration protect patient safety?

Bar Coded Medication Administration gives a unique bar code to each patient as a way of making sure the medicine they receive is actually theirs. Nurses scan the bar code on the patient’s wristband before administering medicine to confirm the right patient is getting the correct medication. This results in more accurate record keeping and reduces medication errors. We believe this bar coding system will help the hospital virtually eliminate medication errors altogether. We can track things better and identify what the problems are and set up processes to correct them.

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