Navigation Links
Medbox Provides Automated Drug Dispensing System to Reduce Medication Errors in an Intensive Care Setting
Date:1/19/2012

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Medbox, Inc. (Pinksheets: MDBX) (www.medboxinc.com) has developed the Medbox™ Rx Prescription Dispensing System for use in hospitals, pharmacies, health clinics and intensive care facilities.  

A recent study published in Critical Care Medicine concluded that automated drug dispensing systems reduce medication errors in intensive care settings.

Medication errors are defined as any preventable event that may lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm. According to available data, medication errors harm more than 1.5 million people and cause 7,000 deaths annually in the United States.

Critically ill patients are more vulnerable to medication errors, and the risk of errors is increased in these patients because of the number of drugs they receive and the way they are administered. Therefore, reducing errors is crucial to improving patients' outcomes. Automated dispensing systems have been introduced to improve the medication use process and provide secure storage and drug distribution in care units.

The study, completed by a team of twelve licensed pharmacists, aimed to assess the impact of an automated dispensing system on the incidence of medication errors related to picking, preparation, and administration of drugs in a medical intensive care unit.

This study was conducted over the course of 4 months in two Medical Intensive Care Units of the same department in a 2,000-bed university hospital. Both units had comparable activities and shared the same staff.

In one setting, medications were delivered daily with a floor stock drug distribution system and nurses picked drugs directly from the classic medicine cabinet.

In the other setting, an automated dispensing system stored most of the medications directly in the nursing unit.

The results of the four-month long study showed that t
'/>"/>

SOURCE Medbox, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine technology :

1. MedBox Announces Ticker Symbol Change
2. MedBox Medication Dispensing: Reducing Preventable ER Trips Through Better Medication Management
3. MedBox Develops Patent-Pending System for Storage and Retrieval of Prescription Drugs
4. Medbox, Inc. Acquires Prescription Vending Machines, Inc.
5. Medbox, Inc. Featured on KTLA News
6. CuraGen Provides Update on Velafermin, Belinostat and CR011-vcMMAE Clinical Development Programs
7. Access Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on Clinical Development Plan of ProLindac
8. Study Shows Combination Therapy Incorporating AVODART(R) and Tamsulosin Provides Continuous Symptom Improvement Over 2 Years
9. Raptor Pharmaceuticals Provides Update of Product Programs
10. Monogram Provides Update on Trofile(TM) Co-Receptor Tropism Assay
11. Arbios Provides Clinical Strategy for SEPET(TM) Pivotal Trial
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015 For the pharmaceutical industry, marketplace success ... payers. Likewise, the importance of the managed markets function - ... to grow as payer formularies and provider networks play an ... At the same time, managed markets leaders must continually identify ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... ANGELES , Jan. 23, 2015 A lot of ... best methods for treating  certain illnesses, injuries, or conditions. As ... replace previous treatment methods with ones that they consider to ... hernias, there is not one textbook method of treatment that ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015  A new analysis of ... D 2015 enrollment data shows that 81 percent of ... access and extra discounts at certain pharmacies. The findings ... "Preferred pharmacy plans are now the foundation of Medicare ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:As Payer Influence Rises, Pharmaceutical Companies work to Optimize the Managed Markets Function 2No One-Size-Fits-All Remedy for Hernia Correction 2New Analysis: 81 Percent of Medicare Part D Seniors Choose "Preferred Pharmacy" Plans in 2015 2
... YORK, Nov. 5 - Top experts from the,Alzheimer,s ... widespread,utilization of memory screenings, especially in light of ... are not recognized,often enough and that early diagnosis ... Eric J. Hall, AFA,s chief executive officer, ...
... Nov. 5 Synvista Therapeutics,Inc. (Amex: SYI ... as the ICARE,study, being presented today at the ... Florida. The study demonstrated that,supplementing Vitamin E therapy ... Haptoglobin 2-2 (Hp2-2) phenotype met its pre-specified, primary,endpoint ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Experts Call for Widespread Use of Memory Screenings and Emphasize Value of Early Detection of Dementia 2Experts Call for Widespread Use of Memory Screenings and Emphasize Value of Early Detection of Dementia 3Experts Call for Widespread Use of Memory Screenings and Emphasize Value of Early Detection of Dementia 4Synvista Therapeutics Highlights New Data Demonstrating the Clinical Benefit of Vitamin E Therapy in Patients Identified on the Basis of Haptoglobin Phenotype Testing 2Synvista Therapeutics Highlights New Data Demonstrating the Clinical Benefit of Vitamin E Therapy in Patients Identified on the Basis of Haptoglobin Phenotype Testing 3Synvista Therapeutics Highlights New Data Demonstrating the Clinical Benefit of Vitamin E Therapy in Patients Identified on the Basis of Haptoglobin Phenotype Testing 4
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 For over 20 years, ... Oceanside and Vista area has treated just about every ... personal injury circumstances. And for those same twenty-plus years, the ... of all those injuries with the best possible doctor. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Yesterday, Senator Holly ... and Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) were honored by the ... advancing biotechnology, biomedical science, medical device and pharmaceutical ... received the “2014 Life Sciences Champion” award from ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Payday lending practices in four southern ... financial distress to the states that permit them, according ... Center on Race and Wealth. , While they generate ... loans at the same time substantially depress economic activity, ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Compare-autoinsurance.org has released a new blog post presenting a ... insurance policy . , Some types of vehicles cannot be ... newly released blog post to see if their vehicle qualifies for ... are some of the cars that cannot be covered by a ...
(Date:12/26/2014)... 2014 The US represents the largest market ... 2013, GlobalData’s forecast estimates that sales of branded therapies were ... to the high incidence of the disease, high drug treatment ... and China. Increased sales of CRC therapies over the forecast ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Industry Leading Chiropractor in Oceanside Joins the Doctors on Liens Network 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 3Health News:Howard University Spotlights the Economic Impact of Payday Lending in Southern States 2Health News:Some Vehicles Cannot Be Covered By An Auto Insurance Policy! 2Health News:US Colorectal Cancer Drug Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:US Colorectal Cancer Drug Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:US Colorectal Cancer Drug Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 4
... , BEDFORD, Mass., July 13 Hologic, Inc. (Hologic ... leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics, medical ... healthcare needs of women, today announced plans to release ... August 3, 2009 after market close. In conjunction with ...
... July 13 Long term care costs in Wyoming continue ... pressure on those in or near retirement. As a leader ... suite of insurance products to help people proactively plan for ... take advantage of a new program designed to simplify the ...
... WALTHAM, Mass., July 13 Decision Resources, one of the ... healthcare issues, finds that the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drug market ... in 2008 to $385 million in 2013. This growth will ... to healthcare insurance, greater patient spending power and increased use ...
... , , , ... July 13 CareGuide, Inc., an emerging health management company, welcomes ... as Area Vice President of Sales. Both are located in Texas ... location. , , Julie Sizemore ( ...
... RATON, Fla., July 13 Laura E. Skellchock, M.D. at Integrative ... collagen filler for the correction of smile lines, to treat patients ... has been an avid Artefill user the past several years due ... , , "It,s the perfect ...
... Calif., July 13 Sit ,n Sleep, the mattress ... millions of Southern Californians, today launched a new campaign ... right mattress and improved sleep health and well-being. Widely-known ... in town, Sit ,n Sleep,s new strategic direction ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Hologic to Release Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Operating Results on Monday, August 3, 2009 2Health News:Genworth Financial Simplifies the Process of Purchasing Affordable Long Term Care Insurance for Wyoming AARP Members 2Health News:Genworth Financial Simplifies the Process of Purchasing Affordable Long Term Care Insurance for Wyoming AARP Members 3Health News:Genworth Financial Simplifies the Process of Purchasing Affordable Long Term Care Insurance for Wyoming AARP Members 4Health News:Genworth Financial Simplifies the Process of Purchasing Affordable Long Term Care Insurance for Wyoming AARP Members 5Health News:China's Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Market Will More than Double by 2013 2Health News:China's Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Market Will More than Double by 2013 3Health News:CareGuide Adds New Management Team Members 2Health News:Integrative Dermatology of Boca Raton Selects Artefill to Meet Growing Patient Demand for a Longer Lasting Dermal Filler 2Health News:Integrative Dermatology of Boca Raton Selects Artefill to Meet Growing Patient Demand for a Longer Lasting Dermal Filler 3Health News:Sit 'n Sleep Refocuses on Consumer Sleep Health and Well-Being 2Health News:Sit 'n Sleep Refocuses on Consumer Sleep Health and Well-Being 3Health News:Sit 'n Sleep Refocuses on Consumer Sleep Health and Well-Being 4
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: