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Perry V. Ruspantine, CRNA, APRN ANESTHESIA ALERT 1 1 6 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 For Safe Drug Storage, Automation's the Answer Computerized cabinets make it easy to pull meds for your cases. N ot very long ago, anesthesia providers working at facilities without pharmacy departments visited a centrally located, locked medication supply room or closet before the day began to load up for the sur- gical schedule. While this system was sim- ple, it wasn't perfect. Pulling the cases took a lot of staff time, as did taking inventory later on. Return visits between cases, by the providers or the circu- lators they sent running for them, were sometimes necessary. "Who's got the key?" was a common refrain. And the tendency of some providers to stock up now and worry about documentation at the end of the day often led to questions of accountability down the road. Now, of course, we have automated medication storage and dispens- ing systems. Installed in a central location, the computerized cabinet technology still limits access to drugs and supplies to keep them secure. But its electronic operation can decrease the time it takes your staff to EASY ACCESS Automated medication storage systems provide security and efficiency. Note the infrared fingerprint reader to the right of the keyboard. Perry V. Ruspantine, CRNA, APRN

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