Navigation Links
Writing a Prescription for Safety: B. Braun CAPS(R) Announces New Advancements at ashp 2008
Date:12/3/2008

CAPS(R) Enhances Safety for Patients, Adds Convenience Through Easy-to-Read Labeling, Standardized O.R. Color-Coding

BETHLEHEM, Pa.Dec. 3, /PRNewswire/ -- Central Admixture Pharmacy Services Inc. (CAPS(R)), a B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun) Company, announced today that it will introduce a number of advances to its products and services, including enhanced dose labeling, extended Beyond-Use-Dating (BUD) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) color-coding for its new anesthesia syringe product line.

(LOGO: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081022/NYW008LOGO )

CAPS(R) will feature its latest advances at the 43rd American Society of Health-System Pharmacist Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibits (ASHP) being held Dec. 8 - 10 in Orlando (Booth #236).

ASTM standard color-coding on anesthesia syringes and other easy-to-read labeling allow for safer, standardized legibility of compounded sterile preparations (CSPs), a real plus in the fast-paced hospital pharmacy and operating room environments. In addition to making labels easier to read, CAPS(R) is offering extended BUD, which will make ordering outsourced CSPs even more convenient. With the industry's widest range of service options, including local, same-day delivery, adding value to its service is nothing new.

"At CAPS(R) we're continuously developing ways to improve the safety of patient medication administration while making the pharmacist's job easier," said Todd Jones, Director of Marketing for CAPS(R). "By enhancing the legibility and size of the drug name, drug class and expiration dates on dose labeling, along with color-coding pre-filled anesthesia syringe labels, the information that pharmacists and caregivers need to read is readily available to them."

CAPS(R) pharmacies compound and locally deliver TPN, Cardioplegia and other CSPs to more than 1,000 hospitals of all sizes nationwide. Hospitals count on CAPS(R) services to help ensure integrity and sterility of admixtures while reducing regulatory challenges, especially those associated with U.S. Pharmacopoeia Chapter < 797 > (USP < 797 >).

About Central Admixture Pharmacy Services (CAPS(R))

Pioneered in 1991, CAPS(R) has grown into the nation's largest network of outsourcing admixture pharmacies servicing over 1,000 hospitals and home care facilities. CAPS(R) pharmacies are state-licensed, FDA-registered and operate 365-days a year to admix, dispense and deliver labeled, patient specific and anticipatory IV prescriptions to its growing family of customers. CAPS(R) is a B. Braun company.

About B. Braun

B. Braun is a global leader in infusion therapy and pain management and a pioneer in passive safety devices and PVC-/DEHP-free products. Every day, B. Braun employees worldwide share their knowledge with colleagues and customers to improve working processes in hospitals and medical practices and to enhance safety for patients, physicians and nurses.

Consistently recognized by Frost & Sullivan and KLAS for its medical technology and support services, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare and, guided by its "Sharing Expertise" philosophy, helps today's healthcare workers address critical issues including environmental responsibility, medication errors reduction and infection prevention. For more information, call 800-227-2862, e-mail us at inquiry.us@bbraun.com or visit B. Braun at www.bbraunusa.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE B. Braun Medical Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Expressive writing appears to change thoughts and feelings about cancer
2. Verathon Inc., maker of GlideScope(R) Video Laryngoscopes, Introduces Free Grant Writing Kit for EMS Professionals
3. Center for Science Writings presents: Big Fat Lies: The Truth about Diet, Exercise and Obesity
4. Cleveland Clinic Press Releases Journal-Writing Book Write for Life: Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit Through Journal Writing by Sheppard B. Kominars, Ph.D.
5. TROY SecureRx Revolutionizes Prescription Printing
6. Holidays with Aging Parents: Elder Care Expert Has the Prescription for Caregiver Stress
7. Amid Economic Crisis, Express Scripts Offers Easy and Affordable Way for Lower-Income Consumers to Get Six-Month Supply of Prescription Medicines
8. Prescription for patient safety
9. Health Consumers Look to Pharma Companies for Prescription Cost Assistance
10. Drugs.com Helps Seniors Reduce Their Prescription Drug Costs
11. Walgreens Offers Help Sorting Through Changes to Medicare Part D Plans : Free personalized report available at every Walgreens makes it easier for seniors to identify their best choices for prescription coverage
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... Houston dentist , Dr. Behzad ... Dental Center. Currently, patients can get single dental implants for $3,599 and All ... learn more about these offers by contacting Antoine Dental Center. Both of these ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... ... education, networking and recognition opportunities as well as advocacy for the state and ... NJ on February 23. The Council's Innovation Forecast event highlights innovation throughout ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... Dr. ... has officially announced the appointment of Peter A. Bell, DO, MBA, HPF, FACOEP-dist., ... (LUCOM), beginning April 10. Dr. Bell comes to Liberty from the Ohio ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... , ... February 24, 2017 , ... In the Health ... be a top priority because it’s not if you will be attacked, but when.” ... when it comes to digital health care. , Improvements in auditing and monitoring have ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... Healthcare Associates of McKinney ... Craig Ranch building at 8080 State Highway 121, Suite 210, McKinney, Texas 75070. ... to Highway 121. , As the practice has grown, the need for more space ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/27/2017)... PLACENTIA, Calif. , Feb. 27, 2017   ... new line of nutritional supplements using its groundbreaking new ... and 90 percent of potency through digestion per ... nutritional supplements solve the problem of nutritional waste and ... Prevent degradation during digestive processes Improve ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... February 27, 2017 Now in its ... companies that are most successful at developing and commercialising innovation. ... The ... the same molecule to two different companies in early phase, ... on systematic, objective analysis of each company,s performance between 2011 and 2016, ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... and PETACH TIKVAH, Israel , ... (NASDAQ: BCLI), a leading developer of adult stem cell ... June S. Almenoff , M.D., Ph.D., FACP, and ... Board of Directors.  "Dr. Almenoff and ... appointments come at an exciting time for our company," ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: