Outsourcing unit dose packaging
- An Exploratory Pilot Study on Supply Chain Data Standards in a Hospital Pharmacy. Jayaraman, Raja; Buyurgan, Nebil; Rardin, Ronald L.; Varghese, Vijith M.; Pazour, Jennifer A. // Engineering Management Journal;Jul2015, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p141
Supply chain data standards provide unique and unambiguous references to products and locations, enable system level interoperability, facilitate barcode-based medication administration, and offer track-and-trace capabilities throughout the healthcare supply chain. Despite widespread consensus...
- Bedside barcodes reduce pharm errors. // Same-Day Surgery;Sep2011 Supplement, p4
The article reports on a barcoded wristband system for patients which was developed at Summit Health in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and led to a reduction in medication errors at the facility and at other U.S. health care facilities.
- Optimizing i.v. workflow. Speth, Stephen L.; Fields, Derek B.; Schlemmer, Caroline B.; Harrison, Clint // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;12/1/2013, Vol. 70 Issue 23, p2076
In this article the authors relate how their hospital pharmacy optimized intravenous therapy (IV) workflow by installing a barcode-assisted medication preparation (BCMP) system in November 2010 to improve the accuracy of its sterile compounding process. It discusses the impact of the system on...
- Safeguarding Patients Against Medication Erros. Meadows, Ginny // Nursing Economic$;Jul/Aug2002, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p192
Focuses on the implementation of bar-code verification system in safeguarding patients against medication errors in the U.S. Mortality associated with medication-related errors; Improvement of the medication-use process in health care organizations; Process of medication administration.
- VA facility slashes drug errors via bar-coding. Gebhart, Fred // Drug Topics;2/1/99, Vol. 143 Issue 3, p44
Focuses on the combined bar-coding and wireless computer technology on medication administration, utilized by Colmercy-O'Neil VA Medical Center in Topeka, Virginia. Significance of the technology in reducing medication errors; Details on the system; Advantage of the system.
- Medication errors get barred. // Reactions Weekly;5/22/2010, Issue 1302, p4
The article discusses how the use of bar-code technology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts reduced error rates associated with medication administration.
- Dispensing errors -- too much or not enough. Schulze, Dean // Australian Journal of Pharmacy;Sep2013, Vol. 94 Issue 1120, p36
The author discusses the growth of dispensing errors in the pharmaceutical industry in Australia. Topics include the oversupply of a medication by pharmacists, the case of a woman who claimed of having pneumonia after a dispensing error occurred on Ciprofloxacin, and tips on how to reduce the...
- Insulin, hospitals and harm: a review of patient safety incidents reported to the National Patient Safety Agency. Cousins, David; Rosario, Catherine; Scarpello, John // Clinical Medicine;Feb2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p28
Patient safety incidents involving insulin are frequent and cause considerable distress to people with diabetes and anxieties to their families and carers. This article describes an analysis of the National Reporting and Learning System database of patient safety incidents concerning insulin...
- More manufacturers join barcode derby to improve safety. Chi, Judy // Drug Topics;02/03/2003, Vol. 147 Issue 3, p14
Reports on the increasing use of bar codes on unit-dose drug products of several pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. Workability of the technology; Variation of the bar codes used among companies; Impact of the technology on the prices of products.