May 1, 2023By Teresa Gore

Customizing Medication Admin Simulations with the Pyxis Enterprise Server

The Pyxis Enterprise Server (ES) platform supplied by Medical Shipment provides healthcare simulation environments with realistic equipment that is imperative for nursing students to learn the psychomotor skill of medication administration. The Pyxis ES platform from CareFusion is designed to address the healthcare landscape transformation and usher in a new generation of Pyxis solutions. The cornerstone of the new platform is the Pyxis MedStation ES system to allow nursing students to practice strategies to prevent medication errors and use the best evidence-based practices. This article discusses the advantages of Pyxis ES for nursing school programs.

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Pyxis ES platform solutions are designed to help nurses improve medication safety ,streamline standardization efforts and reduce costs to improve patient and systems outcomes. 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 nurses the data needed in real time to allow nurses to make the most informed decisions along with immediate reports and documentation.

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In order to develop safe quality patient care skills, nursing students must be able to practice in realistic simulated environments. This includes the Pyxis ES for medication administration. The Pyxis ES platform provides a simple, safe patient-centered clinical workflow. The ES allows students to learn how the systems are interlinked and can be accessed from any hospital or web browser for minimization of disruptions, delays in medication administration and risk of medication errors.

The Pyxis ES platform leverages centralized configuration efforts across the health system for the nursing student to learn to function in actual patient care environments. The Pyxis ES facilitates selected regulatory compliance and enables meaningful healthcare information technology integration. These are some of The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). With the incorporation of Pyxis ES in the nursing programs, the nursing students learn on the same equipment that is utilized in many clinical practice institutions.

Nursing Benefits

The Pyxis ES has a patient centered workflow. This workflow interface provides nurses with access to comprehensive medication and patient information located in one place, to help nurses get the information quicker than ever. The process begins with the My Patients screen in the Pyxis MedStation ES system to allow the nurse to focus on the most important aspect of their job and profession which is their patients.

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Nurses can dispense medications in four steps that can occur in just five seconds. Through integration in nursing school programs, the nursing student learns to practice these steps which can increase the speed of medication administration with safety. The Pyxis MedStation ES system helps nurses dispense the right medication for the right patient at the right time. Safety enhancements, such as clearly highlighting patients with the same last name, help reduce the risk of potentially harmful errors.


The Pyxis MedStation ES system utilizes enhanced, smart CUBIE technology to improve efficiency and enhance medication safety. Half-height and full-height smart CUBIE pockets provide flexible, configurable capacity to store all types of medications in the same area to increase medication access in the patient care areas.

The access to more medications at the nurse’s fingertips allows nurses to concentrate on best practices for medication administration safety instead of the distractions of how to obtain the medications.

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! 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 needs 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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