Implementing IV Workflow Automation
November 2017 - Vol. 14 No. 11 - Page #42

Ensuring that drugs are prepared safely and accurately is at the core of a pharmacist’s responsibilities. Despite best efforts, data suggests that errors in the IV compounding room are not uncommon. A study evaluating IV admixture error rates for five hospitals reported that 9% contained errors.1 In an effort to increase safety in the IV process, an increasing number of organizations are considering the adoption of IV automation. According to Pharmacy Purchasing & Products’ 2017 State of Pharmacy Automation survey, 19% of organizations presently use IV workflow automation, and 61% of 400+ bed facilities without a system plan to adopt one in the near future.2

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