SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) today announced the launch of the all-new Diana™ compounding workflow system at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting and Exhibition in Las Vegas December 5-7, 2016. Diana is the first and only system to combine automated compounding and IV workflow technologies with wireless pharmacist notification. The Diana system allows hospital pharmacists to remotely verify the accuracy of each patient preparation on a handheld tablet display without having to gown up and enter the cleanroom.
The Diana system consists of technician and pharmacist tablets that communicate wirelessly between each other and the automated compounding module, as well as integrated high-definition cameras to let pharmacists remotely visualize the workflow for faster, more accurate high-volume compounding. The system uses ICU Medical's clinically-proven ChemoLock® or ChemoClave® closed system transfer devices (CSTDs) to help hospitals comply with United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Chapter <800> recommendations for the safe compounding of hazardous drugs.1, 2
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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