NarcSafe® supports safe tracking and tracing of controlled medications through all steps of the workflow, starting from goods-receipt by the warehouse through to the administration of medication to the patient. NarcSafe® is stationed within the pharmacy. NarcSafe® is integrated into and operates with other STOCKART® main stations, therefore manual recording of transactions are eliminated. NarcSafe® provides traceability and control of all transactions during the management process of controlled medications.
During the receipt of goods, all controlled medication is placed inside the NarcSafe® Station with its metal doors. Transactions can if so desired require the presence of a witness. NarcSafe® Station can either issue medication directly to a patient or replenish other STOCKART® Main Stations. The STOCKART® Main Station can create automatic Picklists for controlled medication, on NarcSafe® Stations. In compliance with the chain of custody the STOCKART® Main Station is automatically notified of the Picklist to be collected from the NarcSafe® Station in the pharmacy.
Advantages of the System
- Reduction in medication errors
- Increase in patient safety and quality of healthcare
- Saving in medication expenditures
- Saving in nursing time in controlled medication management
- Increase in time spared for clinical applications by pharmacist in medication management
- Prevention of expired medication waste
- Increase in compliance with International Healthcare Accreditations
- Chain of custody for controlled medication starting from the entrance of the Hospital, through administration until the end user, the patient.
- Automatic replenishment list for controlled medication to AnesthesiaSMART® and other STOCKART® Main Stations
- Compliant with requirements of regulatory institutions
- Easy and real time access to correct information
- Transaction records with witnesses
- Detailed activity reports
- Active Directory integration
- User access authorization mechanism via Bio-ID or Proxy Card
- Decrease of manual records by nursing and pharmacy
- Discrepancy traceability
- Extra security with metal chassis and metal doors
- Increased traceability with unique time stamp and activity-based record possibility with SMARTCamera