With Code bar code readers, clinicians can manage breast milk inventory, expiration dates and donor tracking to eliminate breast milk administration errors and improve patient safety.
Feeding a baby the wrong mother’s Expressed Breast Milk (EBM), exposes the baby to potential health risks. Considering the number of feedings delivered and the steps in handling EBM, more and more hospitals are recognizing the need of implementing a positive patient identification workflow to match EBM to both mother and child.
Code has been a leader in developing bar coded solutions to eliminate EBM feeding errors, in both stand alone applications and applications that are integrated into Health Information Systems. By scanning a mother’s bar coded patient ID wristband, Code readers can communicate, via Bluetooth, to a printer to reproduce the mother’s unique patient ID bar code in the form of a label, for placement on EBM vials in the mother’s room. The bar coded label on the EBM vials are then used to manage breast milk inventory, track expiration dates and to match EBM to a baby before feedings to eliminate EBM administration errors and improve patient safety.