Pyxis MedStation ES Enhances Nursing Learners’ Medication Management Skills
Healthcare simulation is guided by the use of clinical simulation products and resources that assist with the overall training experience. To provide the means for enhanced learning outcomes among current and future nurses, the medical equipment manufacturing company, Medical Shipment, distributes the BD Pyxis MedStation ES. This is an automated medication dispensing system supporting decentralized medication management. This HealthySimulation.com article shares how the product helps nursing learners come safely and efficiently dispense medications while offering enterprise-ready integration. One of the primary benefits of the BD Pyxis MedStation ES in terms of nursing education is that workflows are centered on the patient. With a new user interface, nursing learners are provided with access to comprehensive medication and patient information.
By storing medication and patient information in one place, nursing learners are able to obtain the information they need quicker than ever before. Ultimately, they do this by starting at the “My Patients” screen in the Pyxis MedStation ES system. From here, the workflow helps ensure the learners are always focusing on what’s most important—their patients.
Additionally, BD Pyxis MedStation ES benefits nursing learners through “speed with safety,” with the ability to dispense medication in only four steps in five seconds. This means that the Pyxis MedStation ES system can help nurses dispense the right medication for the right patient at the right time. Added safety enhancements, such as clearly highlighting patients with the same last name, are included to help reduce the risk of potentially harmful errors.
Further, increased medication availability is made possible through flexible, reliable, smart CUBIE pocket technology. Using enhanced, smart CUBIE technology, the Pyxis MedStation ES system improves efficiency and enhances medication safety. Half-height and full-height smart CUBIE pockets also provide flexible, configurable capacity to store all types of medications, bringing more medications to care areas.
An “all-in-one” solution, BD Pyxis MedStation ES is ultimately designed to help nursing learners, in addition to other clinical learners, improve medication safety, streamline standardization efforts and reduce costs. Powered by the Pyxis EnterpriseServer, the strength of the Pyxis ES platform lies in the ability to integrate with health information technology (HIT) across the health system. This integration supports centralized control of medication-dispensing systems and gives the learner the data they need — when and where they need this information — for both immediate decision-making and reporting.
In the video below, Kelly Larrabee-Robke DNP, MBA, MS, RN. AVP and Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at Ascension, walks viewers through a few features of the actual hardware and software configuration of the Pyxis MedStation ES system. The goal of the video is to help lab coordinators, instructors, and faculty prepare learners for the optimal experience and the intuitive look and feel of how the equipment and the system operate to support nursing care workflows.
Other Pyxis ES Platform Advantages
As a combination of hardware and software solutions, the Pyxis ES platform provides simple, safe clinical workflows centered on the patient. When utilizing this product, learners benefit from minimal disruptions, delays, and risk of medication errors. The system allows access from any hospital, computer, or web browser, and leverages centralized configuration efforts across the health system.
The Pyxis ES also facilitates compliance with select regulatory requirements and reduces an IT footprint, and leverages existing investments. Learners can engage in meaningful integration with healthcare information technology(HIT) systems, and increased security and the capacity of storing larger medications are made possible with full-height CUBIE pockets. All Pyxis MedStation ES products include shipping, installation, training, and 1-year warranty.
Additional Medical Shipment Pyxis HealthySimulation.com Articles:
- Pyxis MedStation Improves Medication Administration Education at George Washington University
- Medical Shipment Videos Showcase Benefits & Workflows of Pyxis MedStation ES for Nursing Simulation
- PYXIS’ Medstation ES Promotes Medication Safety Through Automated Dispensing
More About Medical Shipment
Medical Shipment was founded in 2007 by Dan Micic, who was still attending Harper College when he first launched the company. What started over 10 years ago with a shipment of 90 cases of gloves to Medline has quickly become a multimillion-dollar annual business that has been named on the Inc 5000 list for 3 years in a row! Starting with a focus on Nursing, Medical Shipment now provides medical supplies, specialized instructional medical devices, and simulation-based products and services to healthcare educational institutions around the world. Here we take a deeper dive into the company, its product portfolio, and the latest updates affecting the medical simulation industry!
MedicalShipment.com is regarded as one of the growing leaders in the medical supply industry. The company flourished in the past decade due to its dedication to customer service and Founder Dan Micic’s drive to impact the industry for the better. Primarily serving colleges, universities, and hospital clients across the country, Medical Shipment plans to continue its recent expansion overseas and establish a significant presence in Europe within the next few years.
Medical Shipment is a premium supplier of simulation nursing supplies and equipment. Their goal is to ensure the products they provide fit the need of healthcare educational programs, at a competitive rate, with customer service at the core of our values. They carry an extensive range of products and services, including medication administration training devices, patient simulators, IV Pumps, medical supplies, and more. The Medical Shipment catalog, among other products, includes Manikins, Monitors, Medical Supplies, Labels, Gloves, Med Admin Carts, IV Diagnostic systems, simulated patient medications, and more.
“Medical Shipment embodies what the ideal partnership for CAE looks like. With an incredibly dedicated and professional staff, a wide reach in the marketplace, a solid reputation, and terrific customer care, the Medical Shipment team is ‘top-notch.’ With the CAE brand having such a solid reputation in the space, it’s only natural that our two companies would partner,” said Brian Duffield, corporate account manager at CAE Healthcare.
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 Dr. Abigail Baily in Las Vegas, Nevada with their newborn daughter and two crazy dachshunds.