January 17, 2023By Lance Baily

Pyxis MedStation ES Uses Automation to Improve Medication Dispensing

To be able to effectively dispense medication in the field, healthcare learners must be provided with adequate training to avoid medical errors. Clinical simulation is one way this training can be provided, and one product, in particular, is designed to help facilitate such learning experiences. The medical equipment manufacturing company, Medical Shipment, distributes the automated medication dispensing system, BD Pyxis MedStation ES. This product prepares learners to safely and efficiently dispense medications, and this HealthySimulation.com article explains the benefits of Pyxis MedStation ES’s automated and innovative design.

The Pyxis MedStation ES system provides enterprise-ready integration capabilities previously not seen in other medication management systems. This is accomplished by automating the medication dispensing system so that the BD Pyxis MedStation ES can fully support decentralized medication management. This thereby creates workflows that are centered on the patient and provides each learner with access to comprehensive medication and patient information.

Ultimately, the goal of the BD Pyxis MedStation ES is to help learners improve medication safety, streamline standardization efforts, and reduce costs. Automation is one of the components that allow the product to store medication and patient information in one place so that learners can obtain the information they need quicker than ever before.

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To use the BD Pyxis MedStation ES, learners will start at a “My Patients” screen in the Pyxis MedStation ES system. From here, the workflow helps ensure that they remain focused on what’s most important—their patients. Through a “speed with safety” automated approach, they are then able to dispense medication in four steps taking only five seconds.

In addition to the benefits of automation, safety enhancements are included to help reduce the risk of potentially harmful errors. An example of such enhancements is the clear highlighting of patients with the same last name to avoid confusion. Increased medication availability is also made possible through flexible, reliable, smart CUBIE pocket technology.

Altogether, the enhanced, smart CUBIE technology utilized by the Pyxis MedStation ES system helps learners improve their efficiency. Plus, half-height and full-height smart CUBIE pockets add the flexible, configurable capacity to store all types of medications, bringing more medications to care areas. The goal is to help learners dispense the right medication for the right patient at the right time. Overall, the BD Pyxis MedStation ES has worked to meet this goal and to enhance medication safety across the field of medicine while revolutionizing the way medication dispensing is learned.

Note: 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 automated integration is what 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.

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Related HealthySimulation.com Recorded Webinars

In the video below, Kelly Larrabee-Robke DNP, MBA, MS, RN. AVP, 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.

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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.

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