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Selecting a Bar Code Scanner for Bedside Medication Scanning – Tips

Good Day; I am regularly asked my thoughts on “xyz scanner”.  The answer isn’t a straight forward one.  The constant rate of change in scanner technology has vendors “leap frogging” one another in key performance areas like scanning IV bags with white Barcodes on a clear plastic. […]

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Preventing Workarounds to Barcoding at the Point of Care – Part 2. Wristbands

If there are other patient identifying barcodes in your environment that may be scanned to identify a patient to your BPOC system, they will at some point be scanned, bypassing a major component of the safety net that a correctly implemented system can provide. Check Digit or […]

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Preventing Workarounds in the BPOC Process – Part 1. Introduction

Barcoded Medication Administration  (BCMA) or Barcoding at the Point of Care (BPOC) Technologies are effective at stopping medication errors from reaching the patient, when they are used effectively.   The best hospitals have reached medication scanning compliance rates of 98% at the bedside and have obsessively sought out […]

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Implementing a process without a performance metric is like not implementing a process at all.

Often, systems and technologies are put in place with either no clearly defined performance metric, or poorly defined metrics which are not clear.  Let’s drill on down with the example of a barcode medication administration (BCMA) system. Our first rule of thumb is that metrics must be clear.  In […]

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Welcome to Patient Safe Rx

Good Day! Allow us to introduce PatientSafeRx: software, workflows and education created by and for hospital users. Our goal is simply to provide hospitals with tools for safer, more effective workflows.  Our RxPro application and analytics services, provided as cloud-based solutions, allow for rapid implementation without exhaustive timelines and expense. […]

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