Omnicell and Pocket Nurse Announce Agreement to Provide State-of-the-Art Medication Automation to Nurse Education Organizations
Simulation labs are today's adjunctive method for nurse education1. Just as pilots refine and hone their skills on the ground in simulators, nurses need to be able to practice their craft in a dynamic and realistic environment. The rapid advance of technology in simulation education allows students unlimited opportunities to practice clinical events in a safe and controlled environment. As simulated education programs continue to evolve, educators are tasked with improving and fine-tuning the skills of today's nurses as current staffing shortages increase and the demand for nurses heightens. Validating this new initiative,
Pocket Nurse is well known within the nurse education and simulation center communities. Key purchasers of the Company's solutions include nursing educators, simulation center supervisors, and programs for continuing nursing education. Pocket Nurse will provide a wide range of
- OmniRx® automated medication dispensing cabinets (medication cabinets) including the integrated Medication Label Printer that allows nurses to print patient-specific labels right from the medication cabinet during medication issue. The
Omnicellmedication cabinets also include the Touch & Go™ advanced biometric ID system, designed with state-of-the-art biometric technology to improve efficiency and security.
- Savvy™ mobile medication workstation, which streamlines the medication administration process and provides safe and secure transportation of medications from the medication cabinet to the patient's bedside.
- Anywhere RN™ remote medication management software, a unique web-based application that allows nurses to remotely access the
Omnicelldispensing cabinets at their convenience from virtually any hospital workstation, to streamline workflow and minimize interruptions that can lead to medication administration errors.
"Continuous innovation and realistic, dynamic environments are central to nursing education and offer the hands-on experience necessary to properly refine clinical skills," says
"It's impossible to teach student nurses a correct and comprehensive way to practice their skills without all the properly integrated technology in place," offers Justin Allen, BSN, RN, instructor of Nursing and Health Sciences at
About Pocket Nurse
Pocket Nurse®, a leading simulation laboratory and healthcare education solutions company, was founded more than twenty years ago to conveniently and cost-effectively provide essential clinical learning supplies to colleges and universities. Today, Pocket Nurse sells more than 7,500 products throughout the U.S. and in 180 countries worldwide to a diverse population of public and private institutions across the academic, governmental and healthcare enterprise. A Nurse Owned and Operated company, Pocket Nurse is the market share leader for products such as Student Health Totes for clinical education and Demo Dose® simulated medications. Headquartered in a new 128,000+ square foot green-certified corporate complex and state-of-the-art distribution center in
More than 3,000 customers worldwide have utilized Omnicell Automation and Analytics solutions to increase operational efficiency, reduce errors, deliver actionable intelligence and improve patient safety. Omnicell Medication Adherence solutions, including its MTS Medication Technologies brand, provide innovative medication adherence packaging solutions to help reduce costly hospital readmissions. In addition, these solutions enable approximately 6,000 institutional and retail pharmacies worldwide to maintain high accuracy and quality standards in medication dispensing and administration while optimizing productivity and controlling costs.
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1 Bultas, M. W., Hassler, M., Ercole, P. M., & Rea, G. (2014). Effectiveness of High-Fidelity Simulation for Pediatric Staff Nurse Education. Pediatric Nursing, 40(1), 27-32, 42. Accessed on http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-362061900.html
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