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Cart fill drug distribution system

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21 Oct 2016 - General
 

Appropriate and safe distribution of medications to the patients is an integral responsibility of the hospital pharmacy. Prescription review before dispensing the prescribed medicines and medication usage counseling by pharmacist ensure high amount of patient safety. International studies have acknowledged cart fill method of drug distribution as an efficient method in supplying correct medication in right quantity without medication related problems.

 

I hope we can have this kind of system in our local practice. We use to fill in our emergency cart manually and giving medications to patients manually too. I know from other countries they get to have this sort of a bar code wherein they need to sca...
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This method was introduced to us in the early 2000s where drugs were kept in a cart and pushed from patient to patient. It is relatively an efficient method to avoid medication errors but to a certain extent. Drugs would still be double checked upon ...
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There is finally a discussion on how to ensure that patients get the appropriate medications. In the hospital, this is commonly a problem when nurses are overwhelmed by the number of medicines to dispense to patients. Human error is expected especial...
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