Hospital pharmacy technicians are constantly being asked to do more. As certification requirements rise, pharmacy technicians are also fulfilling more jobs that used to be reserved for pharmacists. However, pharmacy technicians have few reliable automation solutions and need to juggle numerous manual tasks. One manual process that has successfully been automated in over 100 hospitals is pharmacy kit restocking.
Pharmacy Kit Processing is Manual Today
Today, when a pharmacy kit returns from use, pharmacy technicians must determine which 3-8 items were used. They must also physically handle each remaining medication to ensure none are nearing expiration. Most kit medications actually get this expiration check 12-16 times before they are used or discarded. It is a tedious process, but it must be done to ensure patient safety. Now there is a better way.
Kit Check Automates Pharmacy Kit Processing
With Kit Check, all you have to do is place the kit inside a scanning station a little larger than a microwave oven. You then click the scan button with a mouse and five seconds later the screen displays which items are missing and which need to be removed because they are nearing expiration. After restocking, the kit is scanned again to validate that everything is correct. You then simply click the “print” button to generate the charge sheet. A process that used to take 15-20 minutes now can be completed in about three minutes. Learn more about Kit Check here.