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Bar Code Medication Distribution System

Bar Code Medication Distribution System

Sample of Patient Bracelets






The program "Raising The Bar  -- Everyone Has a Hand in Patient Safety" is designed to enhance patient safety by eliminating the causes of many medication errors and alerting caregivers to potential problems before a medication is given.

Every inpatient will receive a unique bar-code identifier imprinted on the hospital bracelet they receive upon admission. This bar code serves as an additional safety check, at bedside and other points of care throughout the hospital before a medication is administered , to ensure that the right patient receives the right dose of the right medication at the right time.

BCMA strongly supports the St. Mary goal of providing safe quality care for all patients in addition to creating a safer environment for clinical practice for physicians, nurses and healthcare providers.