Codonics, a global leader in medication safety systems and image documentation solutions and Omnicell, a leading provider of comprehensive, technologically-advanced automation solutions, is pleased to announce their state of the art integration.
The Codonics Safe Label System (SLS), an award-winning FDA class 2 device, used in conjunction with the Omnicell Anesthesia Workstation, helps prevent medication errors, streamlines workflow by reducing redundant tasks in the operating room and procedural areas, and provides accurate inventory control and reporting for charge backs in Pharmacy, helping to improve medication safety and compliance.
Attendees of the 2015 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Summer Meetings and Exhibition who visit Codonics booth #528 will be the first to see the innovative integration.
The integration works with a single log in by biometric ID or other methods at the Anesthesia Workstation, which simultaneously provides access to the Safe Label System.
A single scan of a vial or ampoule on SLS seamlessly sends the information to the Anesthesia Workstation, adds that medication to the issued items list, captures the appropriate patient charge and provides a fully compliant, ready-to-apply label.
Logging out of Anesthesia Workstation also logs the user out of both systems saving time for the anesthesia provider and improving compliance by allowing only the clinician who is logged in to prepare medications. Integration also offers accurate reporting by ensuring the preparer’s initials are correctly identified on the prepared medication.
After scanning a vial or ampoule on SLS, the information is sent to the Anesthesia Workstation, which adds that medication to the removed items list and captures the appropriate patient charge. Benefits to pharmacy:
Eliminate potential stock-outs during procedures by improving removed item tracking.
Identify medications via a single scan on SLS and track inventory used in the Anesthesia Workstation, allowing pharmacy oversight where on-demand medications are prepared, and
Ensure accurate inventory control and reporting for charge backs.
"We are excited to expand our partnership with Omnicell to enhance medication safety," said Peter O. Botten, president and CEO of Codonics.