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MCKESSON Anesthesia-Rx medication dispensing carts


FEATURES:


Anesthesia-Rx has customizable, industry-leading fea- tures and options available to meet the unique dispensing needs of any anesthesiology department, including: • Two-touch dispensing • Virtual Pocket technology • Greatest capacity with standard & tall models • Widest range of drawer and pocket options • 19” color touch-screen monitor • Three rows of tilt bin storage • Integral uninterrupted power supply (UPS) • Optional automated syringe label printer • Optional bar-code scanner • Open cart alert and locking features • Height (standard model): 66” • Height (tall model): 69.5” • Width: 39” • Depth: 40.8” • Work surface height (standard model): 39.75” • Work surface height (tall model): 43.25” • Weight: 300 lbs + / - 10% without meds or supplies (depends on drawer confi guration)


• Input power: 2.5A @ 120 VAC 60 Hz (~300W) without accessories such as printer, scanner, etc.


• Wireless network: 802.11 a/b/g • Wireless card requirements: PCI bus 2.2 standard, full-height PCI mount, standard SMA connector


• Tracking capabilities: Uses data from admission, discharge and transfer (ADT) interface as a one-way link to track patient location and transmit up-to-date ADT data to the cart


Unique selling point Featuring the greatest capacity of any cart on the mar-


ket, McKesson’s Anesthesia-Rx with its visual roadmap technology and one-of-a-kind syringe label printer option is an automated anesthesia cart that extends bar-code medication management into the operating room to en- sure anesthesia providers have access to the medications and narcotics they need, when they need them.


Haul monitors improve medication management When pharmacy leaders at Shore Memorial Hospital installed two Anesthesia-Rx medication dispensing carts, they didn’t expect the anesthesiology team to ask for more in the fi rst week. But that was the reaction received by Barbara Giacomelli, pharmacy director at the 296-bed hospital located in Somers Point, N.J. “The biggest benefi ts that we are seeing are improved


work fl ow and drug utilization accountability,” says Gia- comelli. “In the pharmacy, we have reduced the workload


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(checking, charging and restocking) of our pharmacists and techs, documentation is much easier to manage, and because we have more control over our high-alert drugs and controlled substances, we’ve improved regulatory compliance.” Previously, Shore Me-


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morial used a completely manual process to manage medications during procedures. This was extremely time consuming, increased the potential for narcotic diversion and resulted in inventory management issues for anesthesiology. With Anesthesia-Rx, the hospital not only improved work fl ow and drug utilization ac- countability, but also reduced the risk of medication errors, improved regulatory compliance, streamlined the inventory management process and improved charge capture. In addition, the pharmacy is able to monitor the electronic documentation of all activities performed on the carts.


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