Pocket Nurse & Omnicell Launch Education Tools for Simulated Medication Management
Earlier this year we shared an announcement between Pocket Nurse and Omnicell regarding an educational affiliation to provide real world medication management solutions that fit seamlessly into the nursing education simulation lab and curriculum. The product mix is designed to teach the inventory and safety control measures typically deployed in clinical care environments by utilizing hardware and software solutions built with the latest available technology.
From the Website:
Healthcare simulation education is rapidly moving toward classroom environments that strongly mimic clinical environments – to better train the emerging healthcare workforce and reduce integration time from classroom to clinic.
Pocket Nurse and Omnicell have joined forces to provide real world medication management solutions that fit seamlessly into the nursing education simulation lab and curriculum. The product mix is designed to teach the inventory and safety control measures typically deployed in clinical care environments by utilizing hardware and software solutions built with the latest available technology.
The result of educating with these solutions is increased patient safety, reduced rates of medication errors, and more realistic training scenarios that transfer well into the workforce.
Read here Justin Allen’s article The Next Generation of Nursing Education for further insight into the future of healthcare simulation education.
Solutions from this new partnership:
- Automated Dispensing Cabinets – Automated Dispensing Cabinets provide an excellent way to affordably model the drug cabinet configurations and features used in most healthcare settings. These space-saving modular table-top automated dispensing cabinets have flexible drawer configurations for enhanced scenario creation.
- Medication Workstations – Savvy Mobile Medication Workstation provides secure transport of medications from the ADC to the point-of-care, creating a critical layer of accountability and addressing ISMP recommendations for safe transport of medications. Nursing students can place all needed patient medications for a medication pass from ADC into patient-assigned locking drawers and then move from bed to bed, instead of returning to the ADC between each patient.
- Remote Medication Management – Anywhere RN™ creates a flexible medication administration process that positively impacts nursing and patient safety. It is a web-based application that lets nurses remotely perform medication management tasks away from the automated dispensing cabinet (ADC).
Learn more at: TeachMedManagement.com
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.