Surviving Healthcare Today

Surviving Healthcare Today: Solutions to Pharmacy Medication Errors

December 13, 201651 min
Guest: Dennis Wright, Senior Marketing Manager for IV Solutions, Omnicell. When Chris and his wife chose the hospital for Emily's cancer treatment, they didn't think to ask who was going to be compounding her IV chemo. They had no idea that an untrained pharmacy tech would mix their daughter's final chemotherapy with the wrong saline--leading to her tragic death. Companies such as Omnicell save patient lives by: eliminating mistakes caused by manual steps and workarounds in the pharmacy; tracking medications throughout the hospital in real time; preventing drug diversion; improving inventory control (so they don't run out of critical drugs); and Implementing compliance protocols while monitoring violations. Host: Chris Jerry, www.emilyjerryfoundation.org.

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