CAREFUSION LAUNCHES FULL-HEIGHT CUBIE® POCKET
New CUBIE pocket increases storage capacity and medication security
Dec 3, 2012
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 03, 2012 — CareFusion Corp. (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical technology company, today announced the launch of a full-height CUBIE® pocket that can hold larger, bulkier medications.
The full-height CUBIE pocket leverages the same demonstrated best-practice benefits of half-height CUBIE pockets and increases secure storage capacity for larger medications such as pre-filled syringes, vials and IV bags. It helps maximize the availability of medication, which helps reduce the time nurses spend gathering medication. It also increases the security of high-risk and high-alert medication, helping to reduce chances of medication errors.
“This new CUBIE technology supports the efforts of health care organizations to address challenges with medication safety, predictability and cost control,” said Rusty Frantz, senior vice president and general manager of Dispensing Technologies for CareFusion. “This is an example of how a seemingly small innovation can result in a big positive effect on the medication management process.”
The full-height CUBIE pocket increases control to medication access, helping to reduce the risk of medication errors during removal and refill. It also helps optimize station inventory by accommodating changing requirements due to formulary adjustments, drug shortages and changes in medication packaging. By controlling access, it can help reduce shrinkage of non-controlled medications helping to reduce lost revenue.
With the combination of full-height and half-height CUBIE pockets that are available in multiple widths, hospitals can dynamically adjust the inventory in their Pyxis MedStation systems by adjusting pocket sizes to accommodate their changing formulary needs.
The full-height CUBIE pocket is available for both the Pyxis MedStation® ES system and the Pyxis MedStation® 4000 system. For more information, visit www.CareFusion.com/Pyxis.
About CareFusion Corporation
CareFusion (NYSE: CFN) is a global corporation serving the health care industry with products and services that help hospitals measurably improve the safety and quality of care. The company develops market-leading technologies including Alaris® infusion pumps, Pyxis®automated dispensing and patient identification systems, AVEA®, AirLife™ and LTV® series ventilation and respiratory products, ChloraPrep® products, MedMined® services for data mining surveillance, V. Mueller® surgical instruments, and an extensive line of products that support interventional medicine. CareFusion employs more than 15,000 people across its global operations. More information may be found at www.carefusion.com.
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