Acute Care Volume 22, Issue 21

Medication Safety Alert! October 19, 2017

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ISMP has recently received several reports about barcode scanning difficulties with products that could previously be scanned without problems. horizontally placed linear barcodeOne issue is that the linear barcode on the FLOVENT HFA (fluticasone) inhaler was recently repositioned in a horizontal orientation around the circumference of the canister (Figure 1).  The same is true with the barcode on Teva’s enoxaparin injection, which is located horizontally around the barrel of the syringe (Figure 2). These horizontally oriented barcodes may not be readable if they no longer meet scanner requirements for reading barcodes at...

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