Preventing blood transfusion errors can save lives. Unfortunately, in a busy hospital or blood bank, pre-transfusion patient ID verification occasionally gets skipped, forgotten, or miscommunicated. While such instances are rare, they can have serious and potentially costly consequences for the practitioners and facilities involved.
FinalCheck® provides a simple way to help eliminate the risk of critical errors in the transfusion process. FinalCheck uses a single-use lock that offers nurses, phlebotomists, and other practitioners a way to secure the unit of blood, helping ensure that it can only be opened by accessing a code printed on the intended recipient’s wristband.
FinalCheck uses an innovative tracking system to help ensure accurate delivery of blood products. Here is how it works:
FinalCheck’s unique combination-lock system means that errors in patient matchups are virtually eliminated. The use of barcodes and adhesive labels let the process happen quickly, with little opportunity for human error.
|C3113*||Blue||3000/ream||2 specimen tube stickers|
|C4678||Red||150/case||with additional stickers|
Unlike manual patient identity verification processes, FinalCheck:
When a facility decides to try FinalCheck, a representative comes to the facility to offer hands-on staff training and support.
To use FinalCheck…