Every day a significant number of high-risk and critically ill babies in Mount Sinai Hospital’s NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) rely on breast milk that is delivered through a bottle or small tube because they are unable to breastfeed. Their barcoding and scanner tracking system is a patient safety initiative that reduces the risk of viral and bacterial transmissions during the collection, storage, preparation and administration of breast milk by ensuring the right milk gets to the right baby..
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