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August 12, 2020

Importance of Proper Barcoding and Labelling

Barcoding

When medications have a readable barcode on a product’s unit-of-use, suppliers are improving the efficiency of a hospital’s operations and the traceability of their products and driving safer medication management across the system as a whole. Barcode symbology is important. A GS1 Data Matrix barcode recommended for healthcare allows for the inclusion of a lot number and expiry date that further enhances the traceability of products which is critical in the event of a recall.   


To help guide suppliers, HealthPRO developed an educational tool highlighting barcode dos and don’ts.

DOWNLOAD BARCODE DOs & DON'Ts

Labelling

To promote safe medication management, our trained experts evaluate pharmaceutical products according to guidelines set by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Canada and the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP).



To help guide suppliers, HealthPRO developed an educational tool highlighting ideal labelling and packaging.

DOWNLOAD LABELLING AND PACKAGING GUIDE

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