CAPS® Teams with Kit Check to Add Serialized Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tags on Pre-Filled Syringes
Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS) has announced a collaborative agreement to embed Kit Check’s serialized RFID tags on CAPS’ pre-filled anesthesia syringes effective immediately. The syringes with embedded tags will be recognized automatically by Kit Check software in use in over 400 of the leading hospitals in the U.S. No additional steps are required by hospitals other than ordering pre-filled syringes with the serialized embedded tags. This technology is designed to help hospital pharmacies improve patient outcomes and operational efficiencies.
Enabling CAPS’ anesthesia syringes with Kit Check RFID has the ability to streamline the inventory management process by insuring the correct syringes are automatically stocked in the anesthesia kits. Each Kit Check RFID tag is registered with the Kit Check’s readers and inventory is managed through the cloud-based software.
“The convenience of CAPS’s ready-to-use pre-filled syringes is now enhanced with Kit Check’s RFID system for additional patient safety and improved workflow,” said Todd Jones, Vice President, CAPS Marketing. “CAPS has always insisted that patient safety drive our pharmacy service offerings,” Jones said.
CAPS’ 503B–registered outsourcing facilities offer pre-filled anesthesia syringes designed to prevent common compounding and labeling errors that occur in the operating room, while maintaining sterility and potency for extended beyond use dating. CAPS’ pre-filled syringes are prepared in a controlled environment and have undergone stringent release testing for sterility, potency, and endotoxin designed to meet the new FDA quality control requirements.
CAPS will be exhibiting their pre-filled syringes with Kit Check RFID at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting 2018 in Anaheim, California December 3-5th. To learn more, visit CAPS at Booth #1201.
CAPS is the nation’s largest network of outsourcing admixture pharmacies. A pioneer in the outsourcing of CSPs, CAPS was founded in 1991 and delivers high quality, same-day admixture services and solutions to hospitals and outpatient facilities across the nation. CAPS has three 503B FDA registered facilities which provide outsourcing facility services and 22 state licensed 503A regional pharmacies that dispense labeled, patient specific prescriptions including parenteral nutrition and chemotherapy. To learn more about CAPS explore our website.
About the Kit Check
Kit Check is a leading provider of automated medication management solutions for hospital pharmacies. Our solutions blend powerful machine learning and advanced tracking technology to streamline medication inventory and auditing processes. To date our US and Canadian hospital partners have tracked over 30 million medications using our innovative products. More information about the Kit Check suite of solutions can be found at kitcheck.com.