Wired Hand Scanner
Preventing medication errors at the point of care
Codonics Safe Label System (SLS), a standard of care in the world’s leading hospitals, helps to prevent drug administration errors. SLS uses barcode technology to identify vials and ampoules anywhere medications are prepared. In the OR, SLS integrates on the anesthesia drug cart. As the clinician removes medications from the cart, he/she simply swipes the medication’s barcode on SLS and is immediately provided with visual and audible confirmation of the drug and concentration in hand. A TJC-compliant, full-color, easy-to-read barcoded label that includes the drug name, concentration, preparer’s initials, date and time of expiration, the diluent and dilution if required, and any warnings about the drug is immediately presented and ready to apply to the syringe. This prepared medication can be scanned at SLS, with visual and audible confirmation of drug, concentration, and expiration time, for a triple-check prior to administration.
Wired Hand Scanner
Ensuring that a scan is always within reach, Codonics offers an optimized Wired Hand Scanner that quickly and easily connects to SLS. This hand scanner enables medication containers that are too large to scan directly on SLS to be scanned at the point of care. At preparation, the medication’s NDC is scanned using the hand scanner. The system provides a visual and audible confirmation of the drug in hand, enabling the safe workflow of SLS to be maintained while ensuring every medication can be electronically identified before preparation.
At administration, the scanner can be used to scan the 2D barcode on the prepared medication. The length of the scanner can be extended using a USB cable so that prepared medications can be scanned closer to the patient prior to administration. The system provides a safety “triple check”, announcing and displaying the drug name and concentration along with the time remaining until the syringe expires. This added safety check prevents syringe swaps and helps ensure not only that the correct syringe is administered, but also ensures the syringe is not expired.
At Codonics, our priority is patient safety. We’ve optimized our scanning technology to ensure reliability. Every medication can be easily and quickly scanned the first time it passes the scanner to enhance the anesthesia workflow and provide safety. Together, we can prevent preventable medication errors.