Be Aware That Bar-Code Scanning Is NOT Foolproof
We're getting questions about errors that slip through the cracks DESPITE appropriate use of bar-code scanning.
Be aware of scenarios where bar-code scanning is NOT foolproof...and use strategies to prevent mix-ups.
Take extra care when manually adding bar-code labels to meds...such as unit doses of oral caps, tabs, or liquids. Make sure you have the right med, dosage form, strength, etc.