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Case Study O2 - Discussion Part 1 - Answer (Question 4)

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4. What are some of the limitations of technological mistake-proofing devices?

Limitations include

  • Expensive to implement
  • New devices have technical limits
  • Widespread usage is needed to identify and fix problems
  • Wristbands barcodes may fail due to food spills, etc.
  • Staff may not operate devices correctly without regular practice
  • In emergencies staff may circumvent using devices due to stress-filled urgency of transfusion