Multi-dose packaging has been a part of pharmacy for longer than I’ve been a pharmacist. It’s mostly been limited to long term care (LTC), such as nursing homes, rehab facilities, etc. It’s not something that’s commonly used in acute care hospitals for a host of reasons, most notably medication regimens frequently change in acute care […]
I wrote about BD Intelliport back in January. It’s an impressive system. Others think so, too.
“Data is variously described as the oxygen of the digital economy or the new raw material of the 21st century.“-Nigel Shadbolt There are more than a few issues with today’s medication order entry systems. However, in this post I want to focus on only two. First, alert fatigue. As a pharmacist that has entered his […]
Not exactly pharmacy technology. However, SMART-IV involves integration of iv infusions with bar code scanning at the patient bedside. That’s kind of pharmacy related, in a sort of roundabout way. Check the video below for a look at how the system works. The commentary is in Dutch, so if you don’t speak Dutch you might […]
Dogma: belief or set of beliefs that is accepted by the members of a group without being questioned or doubted (Merriam-Webster) I have opinions, lots of opinions. And like most, I believe my opinions are valid; it’s human nature. It’s not uncommon for me to find people within a group that agree and disagree with […]
I previously wrote about a live webinar put on by ASHP – Improving Safety and Efficiency in the IV Room: Key Features of Automated Workflow Systems – on Wednesday, May 20 2015. The webinar was made up of three separate, 20 minute presentations: Medication Error Reduction Strategy Using Dispense Preparation and Dispense Check by Tom Lausten, RPh, […]
Medication trays – a.k.a. med trays, code trays/kits/boxes/bags, transport trays/kits/boxes/bags, intubation kits, C-section trays, anesthesia trays, and so on ad infinitum – are common in acute care pharmacies. I’ve seen them in every variation you can imagine in every pharmacy I’ve ever been in. Depending on the situation, med trays can contain a large number […]
Over the years I’ve had a lot of ideas, some good and some not. When an idea comes to me I typically record it in a notebook that I have sitting on my desk. Occasionally I return to the notebook and review the ideas to see how many of the ideas still have merit. Sometimes […]
“An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.” – Orlando A. Battista So much happens each and every week, and it’s hard to keep up sometimes. Here are some of the tabs that are open in my browser this morning along with some random thoughts…. The mug below was sitting next […]
“Fast is good, accurate is better.” – unknown So much happens each and every week, and it’s hard to keep up sometimes. Here are some of the tabs that are open in my browser this morning along with some random thoughts….