Management of Controlled Medications

The tracking and tracing of controlled medication is highly important in terms of both legal regulations and patient safety. Mandatory rules made by regulating institutions are  also highly compelling to make sure that the management of controlled medication is done accurately. NarcSafe® supports safe tracking and tracing of controlled medications through all steps of the workflow, starting from goods-receipt by the warehouse through to the administration of medication to the patient. NarcSafe® is stationed within the pharmacy. NarcSafe® is integrated into and operates with other STOCKART® main stations, therefore manual recording of transactions are eliminated. NarcSafe® provides traceability and control of all transactions during the management process of controlled medications.

During the receipt of goods, all controlled medication is placed inside the NarcSafe® Station with its metal doors. Transactions can if so desired require the presence of a witness. NarcSafe® Station can either issue medication directly to a patient or replenish other STOCKART® Main Stations. The STOCKART® Main Station can create automatic Picklists for controlled medication, on NarcSafe® Stations. In compliance with the chain of custody the STOCKART® Main Station is automatically notified of the Picklist to be collected from the NarcSafe® Station in the pharmacy.

Advantages of the System

  • Reduction in medication errors
  • Increase in patient safety and quality of healthcare
  • Saving in medication expenditures
  • Saving in nursing time in controlled medication management
  • Increase in time spared for clinical applications by pharmacist in medication management
  • Prevention of expired medication waste
  • Increase in compliance with International Healthcare Accreditations

System Features

  • Chain of custody for controlled medication starting from the entrance of the Hospital, through administration until the end user, the patient.
  • Automatic replenishment list for controlled medication to AnesthesiaSMART® and other STOCKART® Main Stations
  • Compliant with requirements of regulatory institutions
  • Easy and real time access to correct information
  • Transaction records with witnesses
  • Detailed activity reports
  • Active Directory integration
  • User access authorization mechanism via Bio-ID or Proxy Card
  • Decrease of manual records by nursing and pharmacy
  • Discrepancy traceability
  • Extra security with metal chassis and metal doors
  • Increased traceability with unique time stamp and activity-based record possibility with SMARTCamera

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