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How to Use Barcode Scanner for Medicine Safety
Source:Powered | Author:admin | Time:2019-03-15 | Views:674
The most common method is to use 1D barcodes for pharmaceutical manufacturers and hospitals. At the time of manufacture of the medicine, a 1D barcode is printed on the outer packaging as the identification of the medicine. Its contents include:

A) The name of the drug (scientific name and sales name).
B) Drug dosage.
C) Drug specifications

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Some companies, specializing in bar code technology, have developed 2D barcodes that can store large amounts of information. In the early 1990s, SYMBOL developed a 2D barcode PDF417. PDF means “portable data file” that can be read directly by the 2D barcode scanner. Currently, PDF417 has been applied to driver's licenses and postal services in some areas of the United States. In the 1990s, SYMBOL introduced a miniature PDF barcode that can store 90 ASCII characters for storing all the information about a drug and printed on a single dose of the injection or drug. The key advantage of using micro PDF barcodes is the amount of information and the ability to read information directly without connecting to a database.

Drug information includes:
A. Drug name
B. Drug length
C. Package size
D. Date of manufacture
E. Product batch number
F. Validity period
G. Allergy instructions
How to Use Barcode Scanner for Medicine Safety
The above information is generated into a micro PDF barcode attached to the drug packages, Apply micro PDF barcodes. It should be part of the internal drug label management, especially when producing bulk medicines and then dispensing them into the small packages needed. The pharmaceutical company puts the micro-PDF barcode label on the drug information on the medicine so that everyone can use the computer program mentioned above for tracking and checkin.   

In addition to micro PDF, PDF417 is now being used on the identification card on the patient's wrist to store facial recognition patterns and photo recognition and patient records and staff codes. After logging into the drug use system, the patient can check the correctness of the medication by himself.

The key to applying 2D barcodes to pharmaceuticals is whether they can demonstrate the advantages of reducing the risk of human medication. In short, barcode scanning technology can bring advantages that other technologies cannot match.  

Rakinda, a leading manufacturer of barcode scanner and Internet of Things in China for 18 years, and we have been developing new projects like self-service store, access control system that are launched already. If have any interests, contact me please.
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