Kit Check launches Anesthesia Check to automate Operating Room Syringe Labeling and Medication Tracking
Orlando, FL – December 9, 2013 – Kit Check™, the leader in hospital pharmacy kit automation, today announced the launch of Anesthesia Check™, a new cloud-hosted software tool to manage and track medications in the operating room (OR). Anesthesia Check brings benefits to hospital pharmacists, anesthesiologists and CRNAs.
For pharmacists, Anesthesia Check creates real-time inventory visibility and closed-loop tracking of DEA scheduled medications. This increases patient safety, reduces diversion and improves stocking efficiency. For anesthesiologists, the solution automates American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) compliant syringe labeling, medication charting and controlled medication documentation. Anesthesia Check saves time by streamlining administration tasks and reduces stock-out incidents through improved inventory tracking. It also provides a machine verification before medication is administered in the OR to reduce the risk of using an incorrect or expired medication.
“Kit Check started with the idea that eliminating manual effort in pharmacy kit processing would allow highly trained pharmacists to spend more time on clinical care. We found that preparing and tracking medications in the OR was just as manual. Automating syringe labeling and recordkeeping streamlines process steps for anesthesiologists while providing numerous benefits to the hospital pharmacy. With Anesthesia Check, anesthesiologists face fewer stock-outs and less paperwork while pharmacists gain more visibility and medication control to prevent diversion,” commented Kit Check CEO Kevin MacDonald.
Kit Check Vice President of Sales, Doug Zurawski, Pharm.D. added, “Anesthesia workstations were supposed to solve problems ranging from diversion and inventory management to OR efficiency. They didn’t. Many hospitals discovered that anesthesia workstations are very costly capital investments that deliver few benefits while interrupting anesthesiologist workflow and increasing medication inventory. Anesthesia Check is designed to match the way anesthesiologists want to work and addresses diversion, patient safety and efficiency for a fraction of the cost.”
About Kit Check™
Kit Check™ is the leader in automated hospital pharmacy kit processing software. Since launching in 2012, Kit Check™ has focused on replacing time consuming and error prone manual hospital pharmacy processes with faster and safer automation technologies driven by a scalable cloud software platform. Kit Check™ is headquartered in Washington, DC and services hospitals throughout the United States. For more information please contact Kit Check™ by email at PR@kitcheck.com or call at (786) 548-2432 ext. 5. http://kitcheck.com