Medication Detection Machines
Verifying medications can be a tedious task. A Medication Detection Machine can save you time by reducing the number of pill pouches that must be verified manually. Medication detection machines come in a variety of sizes to fulfill the needs of your pharmacy.
The MDM 1 is best suited for a smaller pharmacy. It fits on a countertop or table, and visually checks each pouch against a custom-built image library including every medication in your formulary. The pouches are imaged with high-speed cameras to verify that the right pills are being delivered to the right patient. Anomalies are flagged for pharmacist verification, reducing the number of medications that need manual verification.
The MDM 2 medication detection machine is capable of imaging 75 pouches per minute. It includes a separator unit for even more accuracy. We recommend this machine for LTC and central fill pharmacies.
The MDM 3 medication detection machine is a high-capacity complete package. It combines verifying, cutting, and sorting in one system. It includes a built-in automatic winder, and even provides user-defined batch cutting. You can automatically cut, roll, and tape pouch strips for each patient or facility based on your needs.
Medication Detection Check-Out and Repair
The Medication Detection Workstation is the final stage in the detection process. The Medication Detection Check-Out (MDC) system provides additional access and functionality in your pharmacy by highlighting pouches for review and providing instant access to data for any pouch. All of the flagged orders are grouped together for easy visual verification, and the system allows the operator to check and clear flagged pouches while at the MDC or remotely.
The MDC can even be combined with a Repair Station. After repairing pouches, you can quickly document repairs. Pictures of the repaired pouches are archived for future reference, as well as attached to the order for review. This increases the efficiency of checking and repairing pouches.
Pharmacy Automation Accessories
Pharmacy automation accessories can increase the ease of medication delivery in LTC facilities. These include automatic winders and pill splitters.
Hand-winding strips can be time-consuming. Eliminate the need to hand-roll with an automatic winder. Winders come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your needs. There are table winders that easily fit on a desktop and stand-alone winders that can be moved to different locations. You can also invest in winders that are integrated with your strip pouch packaging system. Neatly wound rolls of pouches improve organization in your pharmacy and in LTC facilities.
The Blade Pill Splitter
Splitting pills is another time-consuming activity that’s easily automated. The Blade Pill Splitter is a unique pill splitting system that produces highly accurate cuts. This innovative blade produces clean cuts with less dust. You can easily split up to a full magazine completely hands-off. This saves your technicians time while increasing the accuracy of dosages. The Blade Pill Splitter has a space-saving design, and it easily fits on a countertop or a desk. Finally, this pill splitter does not require any external filtration due to its precise, clean cuts.
Pharmacy Automation Equipment Increases Efficiency
Pharmacy automation systems increase the efficiency of your pharmacy. Automated pharmacy systems quickly sort medications into pouches, verify medications, and alert pharmacists to any errors. With the right automation solutions, you can increase your speed and efficiency without moving to a larger space or hiring more staff. Find out more about automated solutions from Noritsu and how these solutions can improve your workflow.