Enhanced Medication Safety through Camera Assisted Verification of Chemo Drug Preparation
Shifa Oncology & Pharmacy team is verifying correct sterile drug preparation through Camera Assisted Verification which is the best practice listed in many authentic resources of medication safety and hospital pharmacy. In this process, a camera installed in the Laminar Flow Hood (LFH) takes pictures of the product being prepared and sends them to a computer located in the order processing area, where 2nd pharmacist verifies that the correct strength, dose, and dilution of the drug is being prepared. It surely adds another tier of safety check in the process of correct drug preparation. This technology has been used successfully both in sterile compounding, IV admixture, and chemo drug preparation, often coupled with barcode scanning for further eliminating the chances of errors.