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FUTURE OF THE

MEDICATION USE
SYSTEM

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code technology will continue to be important in medication distribution. • Bar codes help pharmacists track medication use and ensure that patients receive correct medication • Bar codes also help robots and other technology read package labels .Bar code technology • Bar.

TECHNICIANS • Techinicians will continue to play a large role in medical distribution • Studies have demonstrated that pharmacist checking a technician is better than a tech-check-tech system for checking unit dose carts .

REQUIREMENTS OF ANY GOOD MEDICATION DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM .

3) Current and future medication distribution systems must always attend to the needs of those served by these systems—patients. . physicians and nurses.1) Pharmacist must always maintain quality control over drug use in institutions where patients are assured of receiving the right drug at the right time in the right way 2) System must be efficient in how it achieves drug use control.

SUMMARY The unit dose system and the development of automation for drug distribution have had a profound impact on elevating the practice of hospital pharmacy. The unit dose system reduces medication errors and supports the concept of clinical pharmacy. Technology has further enhanced the distribution of medication. allowing pharmacist to become more involved with patient care. The use of technology should further improve medication use by helping maintain pharmacist .