Posts in Automated Dispensing Cabinets

Public Comment on Revised Guidelines has Closed ISMP’s Guidelines for the Safe Use of Automated Dispensing Cabinets (ADCs) were originally published in 2009 to encourage adoption of standard practices and processes as well as improved ADC design and functionality. These Guidelines have now been...
The news media recently reported that three premature infants died at a Midwestern hospital after receiving an overdose of heparin last weekend. Two, possibly three, other babies also were affected but are not in danger. Apparently, 1 mL heparin vials that contained 10,000 units/mL were placed...
ISMP leverages multidisciplinary expertise across hundreds of similar healthcare facilities to provide customized guidance on effective use of medication safety data.
The implementation of information technology in medication use systems is widely accepted as a way to reduce adverse drug events by decreasing human error. 1 Technology examples include computerized order entry systems, clinical decision support systems, robotic dispensing, profiled automated...
From one day high-alert safety check-ups to comprehensive enterprise risk assessments, ISMP helps uncover systemic areas that are vulnerable to medication error risk in your organization.