Baxa Corporation Features Pharmacy Training Programs, Abacus(TM) Software and ValiMed(TM) Medication Validation System at the ASHP Summer Meeting
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Press release date: June 25, 2007
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., June 25 / / - At the annual ASHP Summer Meeting and Exhibition, Baxa Corporation is promoting the benefits of specialty pharmacy software, USP < 797 > compliance training and medication validation equipment for improving pharmacy operations and reducing the opportunity for medication errors. During the three-day exhibition, Baxa will demonstrate the capabilities of the latest release of its Abacus TPN order entry and calculation software. The Baxa sales team also will discuss the pharmacy training programs available at its Skills Training, Academics and Resources (STAR) Center. Among the equipment available in the booth for demonstration during the show is the ValiMed Medication Validation System, distributed by Baxa Corporation.
The San Francisco meeting serves as the launch for a new online training program that Baxa is marketing - CriticalPoint. This step-by-step, online training consists of 32 individual modules that build a foundation of best practice for pharmacists and technicians involved in sterile compounding. The CriticalPoint curricula were developed by industry experts as a cost-effective means to comply with the aseptic training requirements for USP < 797 >. The modules complement the hands-on training offered through the Baxa STAR Center
Also featured at the ASHP meeting is the ValiMed Medication Validation System. ValiMed uses enhanced photoemission spectroscopy to validate high-risk medication admixtures and returned narcotics to provide an increased level of patient safety. Manufactured by CDEX Inc., the system compares a medication's spectroscopic signature to the unit's Medication Signature Library, returning an easy-to-understand audible and visual 'validated' or 'not validated' result. ValiMed is the only system that provides real-time validation of medication and concentration, giving pharmacists a tool for med error prevention, as well as auditing narcotic returns. Reports generated from validation results facilitate compliance with USP < 797 > quality assurance requirements.
Baxa Corporation is the leading provider of solutions for improving pharmacy efficiency and promoting safe medication handling and administration. Founded in 1975, Baxa Corporation built its reputation by designing niche products that provide solutions for the transfer, delivery, packaging and administration of fluid medications in hospital pharmacy and alternate-site settings worldwide. Baxa features a number of products and services that promote pharmacy best practices and support compliance to the guidelines under USP Chapter < 797 > - Sterile Compounding.
About Baxa Corporation
Baxa, a customer-focused medical device company, provides innovative, solution-based technologies for fluid handling and delivery. Its systems and devices promote the safe and efficient preparation, handling, packaging, and administration of fluid medications. Key products include Rapid-Fill(TM) Automated Syringe Fillers, Exacta-Med(R) Oral Dispensers, MicroFuse(R) Syringe Infusers, Repeater(TM) Pharmacy Pumps, and Exacta-Mix(TM) and MicroMacro(TM) Multi-Source Automated Compounders; used worldwide in hospitals and healthcare facilities. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries and sales offices in Canada and the United Kingdom; direct representation in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Switzerland; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at http://www.baxa.com/.
About CriticalPoint, LLC
CriticalPoint, LLC, offers interactive Web-based training for compounding sterile preparations and services related to creating and enabling learning through technology in clinical settings. CriticalPoint e-Learning represents a best practices approach for interactive training for sterile compounding and is designed to assist healthcare providers in meeting quality assurance program goals and regulatory compliance. For more information visit http://www.criticalpoint.info/.
About the STAR Center
The STAR Center is a state-of-the-art cleanroom, pharmacy and training facility located at the Baxa world headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The center was purpose-built to support training in aseptic technique, pharmacy workflow and practice, cleanroom design and maintenance and USP < 797 > compliance among other topics. Classes are taught by industry-recognized subject matter experts. Further information is available at http://www.baxa.com/starcenter.
About CDEX Inc.
CDEX Inc. is a technology development company with a current focus on developing and marketing products using chemical detection and validation technologies. ValiMed is a CDEX solution for the healthcare market. Corporate headquarters and research and development facilities for CDEX are located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information, visit http://www.cdex-inc.com/ and http://www.valimed.com/.
Source: Baxa Corporation
CONTACT: Marian Robinson, Vice President, Marketing of Baxa Corporation, 1-800-567-2292 ext. 2157, or +1-303-617-2157, firstname.lastname@example.org
For Questions About ValiMed: Malcolm Philips or Stuart Poteet, CDEX Inc., 1-888-701-CDEX (2339) or +1-520-745-5172, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: http://www.baxa.com/ http://www.criticalpoint.info/ http://www.valimed.com/ http://www.cdex-inc.com/