Aerocom Healthcare (http://www.aerocomhealthcare.com), representing the global leader in pneumatic tube systems for North American hospitals, will present its chain-of-custody solution for tracking and securing medications at booth 676 at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nev., Dec. 4-8, 2016.
Aerocom has a proven solution for tracking medications via its system from pharmacy to nursing units, and throughout the hospital. The pharmacy can view transactions in real-time through a monitor located near the station. The use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), a standard feature of the Aerocom system, allows every carrier to be returned “home” automatically after delivery. This assures carriers will always be available to pharmacy staff when needed, and reduces the hoarding problem so common with tube systems.
“Hospital pharmacies sometimes refer to their tube systems as a black hole, a place where meds get lost or misplaced, resulting in staff rework and inventory loss,” says Aerocom Healthcare President Harry Pliskin. “Aerocom provides a chain-of-custody solution that secures medication from sender to receiver, and produces a digital audit trail of every transaction, so that narcotics and other valuable items can be transported with confidence and safety.”
Aerocom systems also offer Pass-Thru Design, a methodology that reduces distances between stations, requiring less pipe and equipment, and trimming transport time. Several U.S. hospitals are currently installing Aerocom systems utilizing this design advantage.
For more information about ASHP Midyear 2016, visit their website at http://www.ashp.org.