Providers need ready access in the OR to medications, including anesthesia. Hospitals often accommodate this by keeping drugs in the room or very close by. While this is efficient for the providers, it can mean limited visibility into inventory levels and expiration dates for pharmacy staff. It also increases the difficulty of tracking waste and managing the continual string of … Read More
One of the things that I have been most surprised about over the course of my four years with Kit Check, is the number of times we are brought into a hospital to perform a walkthrough and process analysis of medication handling in the perioperative space only to find that pharmacy is not responsible for dispensing and handling those medications at all.
In case you missed it, Kit Check recently released the results of our annual Anesthesia Medication Tracking Survey. This survey focuses on the pain points in anesthesia medication tracking, wasting, and discrepancy reconciliation. For those of you looking for a more visual summary of our findings, we made this easy to read infographic that outlines a few key takeaways.