The compact system also fits inside an existing three-foot biological safety cabinet, helping customers avoid reconfiguring their cleanroom to incorporate large, costly robotics.
In addition, ICU Medical announced it has entered into a development partnership with leading hospital pharmacy application development company MedKeeper to allow the Diana system to communicate with MedKeeper's PharmacyKeeperTM IV workflow system. Once available, this combined offering will provide customers with the only single solution for automated compounding with electronic medical record (EMR) connectivity, medication tracking, e-documentation for USP <797> and <800> quality assurance, and staff competency management.
"The all new Diana compounding workflow system and our partnership with MedKeeper underscore ICU Medical's commitment to ongoing innovation in pharmacy compounding," explained Alison Burcar, vice president and general manager of ICU Medical's infusion therapy business. "We are committed to meeting the needs of this important market with products and services that help to minimize errors and maximize drug compounding efficiency and safety."
The full line of ICU Medical safe handling solutions can be seen in Booth #1849 at the ASHP Midyear Meeting being held in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, December 5-7, 2016.
1 USP General Chapter <800>: Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings. U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention Pharmacopeial Forum (PF).
2 Consumables pending FDA 510(k) clearance. Not available for commercial sale in the United States.
Tom McCall, ICU Medical, Inc.
About ICU Medical, Inc.: ICU Medical, Inc. develops, manufactures and sells innovative medical devices used in vascular therapy, oncology and critical care applications. ICU Medical's products improve patient outcomes by helping prevent bloodstream infections and protecting healthcare workers from exposure to infectious diseases or hazardous drugs. The company's complete product line includes custom IV systems, closed delivery systems for hazardous drugs, needlefree IV connectors, catheters and cardiac monitoring systems. ICU Medical is headquartered in San Clemente, California. More information about ICU Medical, Inc. can be found at www.icumed.com.
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