Monthly Archives: November 2016

NIOSH puts the brakes on the CSTD vapor containment protocol

Pharmacy Practice News: “The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) held a meeting today in Cincinnati to discuss a universal closed-system drug-transfer device (CSTD) testing protocol, which is being developed… The new protocol will test both physical barrier systems, which block the intake of environmental contaminants or the unintended release of hazardous drugs […]

Someone please disrupt controlled substance storage technologies

Management of controlled substances(1) inside acute care pharmacies is a mess. It’s difficult for me to stress how utterly disappointed I am by this area of pharmacy technology. The technology has been around for a long time. The controlled substance area of the pharmacy was one of the first areas to start using technology as part […]

Cool Technology for pharmacy – Linked Visibility Inventory System (LVIS)

The Intelliguard® Linked Visibility Inventory Systemâ„¢, or LVIS for short, is an RFID-enabled anesthesia cart designed for use by anesthesiology providers in the OR. I spoke about this briefly in my last podcast. LVIS is a free-standing cart with three drawers – one large and two small. The cart looks quite different from any of […]