Leading Providers of IV Compounding, IV Automation, IV Medication, Intravenous Compounding, Intra-venous Compounding
IV / Infusion | Technology, Supplies, Services Booth #3854
The Medi-Dose® Group, known for its innovative solid and liquid oral unit dose packaging systems, has always had deep roots---family roots. This is not surprising since Medi-Dose began as a small family business. Medi-Dose was founded in 1971 when Milton Braverman, a former pharmaceutical company Territory Manager, formed his own company.
While developing Medi-Dose, we were often asked for other products. "Hey... why don't you have... ?" "Yo, I need... Can you get it for me?" So, we started EPS®, Inc. We were asked about liquid packaging to complement our solid oral systems. So, we developed TampAlerT®. We were asked about IV preparation. So we developed a line of IV additive disposable accessories. Filters? Yes! Tapes & Labels? Done! Trays, totes and bins? You got it! Bags? Absolutely! And that is how the EPS product line grew to what it is today.
Medication packaged and dispensed in syringes, ampules, tubing, suppositories and odd shaped bottles often pose unique labeling challenges for pharmacists and nurses. Conventionally shaped labels often prove inadequate for adhering to irregular shapes. Additionally, the same vital labeling that's placed on the medication being dispensed needs to be recorded on the original medication bottle or package as well as the patient record.
MILT® Makes It Easy!
Medi-Dose Information labeling Technology
MILT® the dynamic new unit dose labeling software for the Medi-Dose® and EPS LiquidDose® packaging systems, offers innovative bar coding, increased security and enhanced medication identification awareness - all for a surprisingly affordable price. Using advanced technology, MILT® by Medi-Dose® makes it easy to achieve optimum accurate, protection and performance for all your solid and liquid unit dose syringe and ampule labeling needs.
The company's I.V. accessories are also highly successful. The firm sees them as a natural advancement of the initial Medi-Dose system. "In essence, I.V. dispensing is a highly specialized form of unit dose," observed Mr. Braverman. "It's the same idea-preparing and administering predetermined amounts of medication for one regular dose or application."
Sensitivity to pharmacy's increased emphasis on I.V. filtration led EPS, Inc. to expand its line of I.V. filters. Three disposable disc filters and two air-eliminating filters are now available. Ranging in pore size from 0.2 to 1.2 microns, the EPS I.V. filters were designed for sterilization, bacterial retention, and particulate removal. The 1.2-micron units are ideal for filtering lipids and removing fungi and particulates without compromising emulsions.
Unit Dose Supplies, Unit Dose, Barcoding, Supplies, pharmacy supplies
IV / Infusion | Technology, Supplies, Services Booth #3857
ScriptPro Remote Pharmacist Verification
Telepharmacy for Sterile Room Med Preparation
ScriptPro’s Technology to improve safety in one of the highest risk practices in hospital pharmacies in several ways. Positive matching to the patient's medication order decreases the risk of using the wrong drug. The pharmacists’ review digital images of the critical process steps, including the volume of medication injected into the IV bag.
A technician scans the barcode on the chemotherapy drug vial. A computer match to the patient record ensures that the correct formulation has been selected.
In the preparation room, the technician captures an electronic image of the vial label and the filled syringe just prior to injecting the medication into the patient's IV bag.
Before completing the preparation, the technician presses a button on the ScriptPro Telepharmacy screen to request pharmacist verification.
A clinical pharmacist, working outside the preparation room, reviews the images of the drug vial, the pullback on the syringe containing the medication, the IV bag, and the patient's medication order. Confirmation of the review steps and related images are archived as part of the electronic record and are available for future reference.
There is no need for either party to go through the procedures of entering or exiting the isolation room.
"We wanted to minimize assumptions when verifying chemotherapy medications. We selected Telepharmacy, and our program is providing the assurances we want.”
— Brian O’Neal, MS, PharmD, Assistant Director of Pharmacy
University of Kansas Hospital, Department of Pharmacy