EBM (Expressed Breast Milk), like blood is considered a bodily fluid. When the wrong milk is administered to the wrong patient this can lead to many complications in terms of the emotional and physical risks of virus transmission, not to mention the potential financial cost to the hospital. These effects are summarised below:
The primary objective of the LacSure Breast Milk Management System is to ensure the correct milk is fed to the correct infant. This will be accomplished through Positive Patient Identification (PPI) at the bedside through the use of 2D barcodes and handheld technology.
The system will complement the best practices and processes already followed in hospitals and will allow care givers to work with confidence in administering milk in a busy clinical environment. The Breast Milk Management system will meet the following objectives and functions.