The advent of robotic sterile compounding has ushered in a new era of patient safety and efficiency for pharmacies across the country. But as is likely to happen with new solutions, I still hear many misconceptions surrounding this technology. This month, I’m busting the myths about robotic IV compounding.   Myth #1: Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) assures the safety of compounded...
“How safe are your patients’ IVs?” This is a question I always ask when strategizing with our partners about their IV compounding processes.  I ask all stakeholders across the organization, including nurses and executives. “How do you know?”  This is the second question that I ask, because as BCMA becomes the standard for medication administration, I’ve found that many health system...
“Give me the best practice not just the most commonly used one. Too often the two are confused.” That challenge came from Terri Corbo, VP of Pharmacy Services at Christiana Care Health System, during a recent visit to Aesynt. As I thought about the topic for this inaugural blog, it hit me that this is really what is at the heart of our mission to perfect medication management.  We know...