5 Ways Automated Dispensing Machines Improve Patient Safety

One potential mechanism to improve hospital efficiency and patient safety is the automated dispensing cabinet (ADC). An ADC is a decentralized medication distribution system that provides computer controlled storage, dispensing, and tracking of medications. Hospital pharmacists have been exploring strategies for improving patient safety in the hospital setting, and the ADC – also called an Read More

Simulation Education for the NICU Improves Outcomes

The neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU) is no stranger to simulation. In the 1970s, the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) combined delivery room simulations with book and test learning to enhance preparation for real-life scenarios. Currently, 10 to 15 percent of babies born in the United States, about half a million, need to visit the NICU upon Read More