Mohammad Al-Ubaydli’s blog

Bar code medication administration

Posted in Medicine, Technology by Dr Mohammad Al-Ubaydli on October 20, 2009

I am a big fan of bar code medication administration. It can save more lives for less money than most other, sexier, health care investments can. Of course, like all technologies, it is not perfect. For example, I have written about BMCA workarounds in the past, i.e. where staff distrust the technology and start bypassing it in their workflow.

But Alan Barrell passed on this video to me and it is a pleasure to watch because the clinicians are so enthusiastic about the patient safety aspect of using technology:

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