Scans in Epic with "barcode unreadable"

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Virginia Barton
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Scans in Epic with "barcode unreadable"

Does anyone have a policy / guidance to RNs about what to do when a scan results in "barcode unreadable"? Pharmacy would suggest that a replacement be obtained, but we do not have a written policy to that effect. Some RNs will get a second RN to double check, but of course that is not as reliable a strategy as a barcode scan. Thanks!