By IT Analyst
Hi, Epic recently published support for the ISBT Compound Barcode in their Blood Administration Module. Is anyone hearing of any plans of blood suppliers moving to this anytime soon? I found the attachment on the ICCBBA website, published in 2015. Outside of that, I've not been able to find much info on it.
We're going to be going live with a new Meditech version (6.1) and we'll be starting to use TAR with barcode scanning. This prompted my facility to buy a digi-trax printer so we can reprint labels when we make components. Can anyone help me with this? Should I buy 4x4 labels with DIN removed or can I get by using just the 4x2 (to label the bottom two quadrants)? Also, shouldn't I retain our blood supplier's facility information on there? We don't aliquot and we don't pool...we just make components.
Thanks for your help.
What/where are the requirements for the DIN label on a blood bag? I have been told there is a specific size specified, but I am unable to find it. I have looked through the iccbaa docs searching for a required size. I know that it needs to be eye readable and scannable. (I am not talking base label, but rather DIN that the donor area applies).
I am asking as we at times have a smaller label placed on the donor collection bag (30mm vs 50mm) in the donor area and I have seen these discarded at times. To me seems a bit wasteful especially if it is still eye readable and scannable, but if a requirement is there to follow, I will understand. Just want to know where the requirement is. And if there isn't one, I want our QA department to relax a bit