Insourcing IV Compounding with Robotics
March 2017 : IV Safety - Vol. 14 No. 3 - Page #1

Typically, human touch is considered an asset in health care, allowing providers to form relationships with patients. Yet, the opposite is true when that care involves compounding and medication sterility. In the hospital pharmacy, touch contamination poses significant dangers to patient safety, with the potential to also impact patient satisfaction, extend lengths of stay, and ultimately affect hospital costs. The loss of entire batches of IV medications ruined by human contamination or a dosing miscalculation leads many hospitals to consider automating the compounding process.

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