Maximize Benefits of IV Workflow Systems

Kenneth Maxik
Craig Kimble, Marshall University
Alberto Coustasse, Marshall University

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Intravenous (IV) workflow systems using technology have been available for years to those who compound sterile products. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has emphasized the value of tech solutions applied to sterile compounding, including barcode scanning of ingredients and volumetric/gravimetric verification of drug and diluent volumes. The ISMP has noted that these systems help reduce errors in the IV workflow process. Previous literature also documents the value of IV workflow and automation systems as related to medication safety, productivity, and standardizing IV compounding processes.