Children's Hospital in Denver to Implement Bar Coding for Medication Safety

Children's Hospital in Denver will be implementing a bar-code system this fall to help improve medication safety among its patients, according to a Denver Post news report.
The bar-code system allows nurses and other healthcare staff members to use scanners that check prescription codes on patients' bracelets. A recent study published in Health Affairs showed one-third of patients experience an adverse event during their hospital stay, a majority of which are related to medication mishaps or infection.

Read the news report about the bar-code system at Children's Hospital.

Read other coverage about medication safety:

- 3 Areas of Focus for Safe Drug Management

Study: One-Third of Patients Experience Adverse Events During Hospital Stay

University of Maryland: FDA Adverse Drug Reports Boomed in Last Decade

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