February 24, 2020By Lance Baily

BD Partners with Medical Shipment to Empower Nursing Simulation Programs with Pyxis MedStation ES

As many healthcare professionals know, the BD Pyxis MedStation ES is an automated medication dispensing system that provides decentralized medication administration management. BD understood that providing simulated training with the actual med admin system that many new nurses will use throughout their careers during nursing school creates a powerful learning opportunity. To best accomplish this, BD created an exclusive partnership with Medical Shipment to distribute their Pyxis MedStation ES to nursing programs. Today, we take a closer look at this new relationship and how it is already impacting nursing schools across the country!

In the video below, Oscar Cateriano, Business Unit Director of Dispensing at BD, shares that “BD is a global health technology company thats advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics, and delivery of care. Hospitals in integrated delivery networks are facing economic pressure and to survive they must adopt new approaches for clinical and operational efficiency. BD is working on improving the entire medication management process across the continuum of care. This includes new medication management products, advanced analytics, and integration solutions that provide one connected medication management solution for simpler, safer, and smarter medication management.”

Kelly Larrabee-Robke, BD Thought Leadership VP, who has been a nurse for 29 years, shared that the “future of nursing is an exciting one as we feel that nurses are at the forefront of patient care technology innovations. Ensuring that the nurses had adequate exposure to work flows that support medication a dispensing such as waste, PRN meds, scheduled meds, STAT orders or overrides — these are all activities that new nurses will experience in practice regardless of the care setting that they they enter in too.”

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She continued that “Allowing nursing students to get comfortable with that and immediate access to medications when they need it with the Pyxis ES system is a really key item that play into nurse student satisfaction and the confidence that’s needed to practice independently. Nursing satisfaction is very important and very top of mind with hospitals today, and BD is proud to be about that solution in nursing practice.”


The new Pyxis ES platform from CareFusion is designed to address the changing landscape of healthcare, ushering in a new generation of Pyxis solutions. The cornerstone of the new platform is Pyxis MedStation ES system—powered by Pyxis Enterprise Server and featuring innovative enterprise-wide integration capabilities previously not seen in other medication management systems. Simply put, the Pyxis MedStation ES helps clinicians safely and efficiently dispense medications while offering enterprise-ready integration.

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Dan Micic, Founder and CEO of Medical Shipment shared that “Now that we are rolling out the Pyxis ES to all the programs and all the nursing schools across the country, what I envision is that what you see in the hospital setting moves into the educational setting. We’re going to try to make it as realistic as possible by learning on the Pyxis ES so that when the nurses go in to the Hospital setting they are trained and ready to go!”

Oscar concluded that “BD chose to partner with Medical Shipment because of their exclusive focus on supporting nursing educational programs. Given that this is a priority for BD, it made perfect sense to partner with another leader in the space. Over the past few years, we have seen first hand that Dan, and the rest of the Medical Shipment team are 100% dedicated to bringing the right technologies to the equip nursing programs with the most relevant products to nurse education today.”

The Pyxis ES Platform:

  • Provides simple, safe clinical workflows centered on the patient
  • Allows system access from any hospital computer or web browser
  • Minimizes disruptions, delays and risk of medication errors
  • Leverages centralized configuration efforts across the health system
  • Offers increased security and capacity for storing larger medications with full-height CUBIE pockets
  • Facilitates compliance with select regulatory requirements
  • Enables meaningful integration with healthcare information technology(HIT) systems
  • Reduces IT footprint, and leverages existing investments

More About BD

BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD leads in patient and healthcare worker safety and the technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. The company provides innovative solutions that help advance medical research and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures and support the management of diabetes.

More About Medical Shipment

In 2007, Micic founded Medical Shipment, the premium supplier of simulation nursing supplies and equipment. As founder Dan Micic creates the strategic vision of the company as CEO, the team builds partnerships with suppliers and marketplace influencers, and recruits domestic and international sales and account management teams. Today the company is a million-dollar success and takes pride in its dedication to customer service and Micic’s drive to impact the industry for the better. Their goal is to ensure your complete satisfaction with every order!

Learn More by Visiting the Pyxis Webpage on Medical Shipment’s Website!

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