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

Limitations of the newer technological devices include:

  • Expensive to implement
  • Technical limitations (new devices always improve over time)
  • Require many users to identify all of the problems
  • Lots of practice is needed for staff to maintain proficiency and confidence
  • Scanning bar coded wristbands may fail (food stains, crinkles, etc.)
  • Technology cannot totally replace effective interaction between healthcare workers