Carts, Medication, Computerized

Definition : Medication carts designed with computerized capabilities to facilitate the storage and transportation of medication and other supplies to the point of care (e.g., patient bed). These carts usually include shelves and compartments appropriate for organizing the storage and transportation of medication, instruments (e.g., syringes), and other supplies needed for the administration of medications. They frequently include a removable section of drawers (a "cassette") that is used as a unit-dose system to dispense individual daily medications from the pharmacy to each patient. A computer with appropriate software is also an integral part of the cart. Computerized medication carts record all access to the system and electronically lock medication drawers to keep medications inaccessible without authentication (e.g., using a magnetic card or bar-code). The carts usually require a scan of the medication and the patient wristband, reducing the risk of wrong medication and/or duplicate dosing. Computerized medication carts may provide data to hospital information systems and/or be used as a component of medication-dispensing automated systems designed to provide safe and orderly control of medicine dispensing throughout a healthcare facility (i.e., decentralized medication management systems); the carts also provide further increase of patient safety and data accessibility while reducing the chance of medication errors.

Entry Terms : "Computers-on-Wheels (COWs), Medication Administration" , "Medication Carts, Computerized" , "Medicine Carts, Computerized" , "Workstations-on-Wheels (WOWs), Medication Administration"

UMDC code : 31180

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Capsa Solutions LLC

Company Type: Parent

Capsa Solutions is built upon a foundation of experience and innovation focused on healthcare. Organized storage, workflow, efficiency, and improved productivity are what Capsa has been driving in multiple healthcare markets for over 50-years. We are a recognized leader in the development and manufacturing of Mobile Computer Workstations, Medical Carts, Health IT Mounting Solutions, and Medication Management Systems used in healthcare facilities throughout the world. Capsa's breadth and depth of products makes it a logical choice when either looking for a single-source vendor or looking for integrated solutions across different disciplines.

Diversified Designs Inc

Company Type: Parent

CompuCaddy is manufactured by Diversified Designs, Inc. headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Founded in 1987, Diversified Designs began producing the innovative CompuCaddy in response to hospital requests for a high-quality mobile computer stand. The company now serves health-care, business and industrial facilities in every state, plus Canada and Puerto Rico.

Enovate Medical

Company Type: Parent

InfoLogix Inc

Company Type: Parent

Omnicell Inc

Company Type: Parent

Omnicell is recognized as a leading provider of comprehensive, technologically advanced automation that enables healthcare facilities to acquire, manage, dispense, and deliver medications and supplies more effectively. By focusing on improving the distribution process, we have helped more than 2,500 hospitals reduce medication errors, improve efficiency, and decrease costs.

Rubbermaid Healthcare

Company Type: Parent

Everything you need to get up to speed on the basics of medical workflow advantages and mobile computing in the healthcare industry, plus the latest tips and industry information to keep you up to date. We've made it easier to find, sort and consume these resources you need.

Uptime Business Products

Company Type: Parent

You can have the best of both worlds – "Brick and Click" – at Our experienced product specialists have been serving the computer industry since 1981 with quality, name-brand products and hassle-free service from our Virginia offices and warehouse.

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