Why does the Institute for Safe Medication Practice (ISMP)* say that hospitals should have lighted magnification available in the pharmacy, on all mobile medication carts and near all automatic medication dispensing units... EVEN WHERE BAR CODE VERIFICATION SYSTEMS ARE BEING USED?
The small print on the medication labels is about as tall as the diameter of the common straight pin (provided for comparison)
Because they know that with or without bar coding, to ensure patient safety the information on every medication label must be visually verified by a clinician, and hard to read drug labels are causing medication errors.
In fact nearly 90% of nurses, pharmacists and respiratory therapists say they're having trouble reading the small print on medication labels and more than 1 in 3 say they are aware of at least one near miss or actual medication error it's caused.
That's why there's MagniMed™.
Our common sense, affordable lighted magnification solutions keep the small print from causing BIG medication errors.
*The appearance of the Institute for Safe Medication Practice (ISMP) name in no way constitutes their endorsement or recommendation of our products or company.
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