Mistake-proofing technological devices are increasingly used by transfusion services.
- Briefly describe 3 of the newer mistake-proofing devices.
- Which types of errors are most of these designed to prevent?
a. Newer mistake-proofing tools include:
- Barcodes on patient wrist bands, blood specimens, crossmatch request forms, and donor bag compatibility tags
- Radio frequency identification (RFID) (e.g., in patient wristbands)
- Barrier systems (e.g., blood bag secured with a combination lock)
b. The newer mistake-proofing devices are designed to prevent identification errors.