Increase OR Safety with Automated Inventory and Labeling
January 2014 - Vol. 11 No. 1 - Page #4

Medication use in the perioperative setting is of paramount importance. In general, medication management in this setting is both challenging and essential, given the number of high-risk medications used, the variety of practitioners accessing these medications, and the vulnerable nature of surgical patients. The inclusion of children and young adults in this population means the potential for risk is even greater. It is with this in mind that the Texas Children’s Hospital pharmacy department, in collaboration with anesthesia, nursing, and surgical practitioners, evaluated and incorporated automation and standardized labeling technology early in 2013. 

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