Mistake-proofing is commonly used in transfusion services.
- List 5 examples that have been standard best practice for years.
- Which of these are designed to prevent communication errors?
a. Examples of common mistake-proofing tools used in the transfusion service (TS) include:
- Colour coding antisera and blood tags
- Standards terminology
- Cross-checking by 2 persons
- Bar coding on blood donor labels
b. Standard terminology is designed to prevent communication errors.