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If you haven't been reading The Noosh Letter, you've been missing out. For Valentine's Day, he wrote an editorial on "Hotels, Hospitals and Hugs." Mark Neuenschwander is a great storyteller with a true passion for doing things right for patients (and people in general).
His unSUMMIT on Bedside Barcoding has attracted attendance from a variety of hospital departments, players that must work together to achieve the goal of implementing Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) at their respective hospitals. The 2012 Keynote Speaker is Brian Goldman, MD, an ER physician, author, and CBC show host of "White Coat, Black Art." Goldman speaks candidly about the root of medicine's ills by openly exploring the details of errors when they happen. Register now.
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Bar coding doesn't have to be an "all-or-nothing" deal either. For example, with MedBoard medication tracking you can get started with just a one- or two-dimensional bar code that reads an order number. That's all! Some facilities just record the pharmacist's verification step. Others track high expense drugs or compounded IVs only. Then they add on more later as it gets comfortable. Request a demo of MedBoard today.
Mounting shortages of crucial drugs are creating a new dilemma for the nation's hospital pharmacists, who say they find themselves caught between breaking government rules for storage and safety -- or throwing away vital and lifesaving medications.
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Amid shortages, rules force hospitals to trash scarce drugs MSNBC