Centralized Breast Milk Handling and Bar Code Scanning Improve Patient Safety
This article summarizes best practices towards centralized prep and the use of trained technicians and barcode scanning in the preparation of Human Milk in the hospital setting. 282 potential failure points were identified throughout the entire feed process.
“The following are considered best practices to reduce the risk of HM errors and infant feeding contamination within the hospital setting: centralized preparation of HM in a dedicated space that supports aseptic technique by a qualified trained technician, bar code scanning to reduce risk of misadministration and feeding of expired milk, and bar code scanning or other automated system for human milk waste.”
The Timeless Medical Women & Infants SystemTM improves patient safety through precise preparation calculation, stopping the administration of expired feeds, and isolating recalled products. The Timeless Medical Women & Infants SystemTM can directly resolve half of these potential failure points and can mitigate risk in all of the top 85.