Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Guidance on the Interdisciplinary Safe Use of Automated Dispensing Cabinets

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Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Guidance on the Interdisciplinary Safe Use of Automated Dispensing Cabinets

Description

These guidelines are designed to help health professionals safely use automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) to store and dispense drugs near the point of care. The guidelines assist organizations in addressing the number and location of ADCs and related resources; ADC security, screen information, storage configuration and inventory control; and procedures in the case of a power loss or malfunction in making future resource decisions and strategic planning around the devices use.

Developer:

Institute for Safe Medication Practices

Funding Sources:

Institute for Safe Medication Practices

History

Release Date: 2008
Original Summary: September 2010
Last Updated: 10/13/10

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