Enhancing transfusion safety with an innovative bar-code-based tracking system.

@article{Askeland2009EnhancingTS,
  title={Enhancing transfusion safety with an innovative bar-code-based tracking system.},
  author={Ryan W. Askeland and Steve P McGrane and Dan R Reifert and John D. Kemp},
  journal={Healthcare quarterly},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 Spec No Patient},
  pages={85-9}
}
In an effort to reduce transfusion errors, a novel, comprehensive, computerized wireless bar-code-based tracking system for matching patients, blood samples and blood products was created and deployed at a major academic medical centre. With a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, software was developed to track scans at the times of… CONTINUE READING