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Dropping Blood Bank Bands
Mabel Adams posted a topic in Transfusion ServicesWe are moving to Epic next year and there is a suggestion that we could drop our separate blood bank banding system due to the tight protocols in Epic for patient/specimen ID. I would love to hear from others who do not use a BB banding system how you justify it and also how you manage OP transfusions, pre-ops and any other patient not actually wearing a hospital ID band that can be scanned at specimen collection. Thanks in advance.
There are several extensive threads on here about BB bands being cut off in Surgery. How are you dealing with patients that have their BB specimens drawn after they are in Surgery with their arms (and legs) under the drapes so they really can't apply the BB band to them at the time of specimen collection? Do they put it on after the surgery or what?