PharMEDium Unveils New Tamper Evidence Cap for Pre-Filled Syringes to Enhance Patient Safety
PharMEDium Services, LLC today announced the launch of MEDGUARDâ„ designed to support patient safety and efficiency throughout the hospital. With MEDGUARD, clinicians will have an unprecedented level of confidence that any syringe medication from PharMEDium will remain unopened and sterile until they choose to break the cap seal.
Anaheim, Calif., December 8, 2014 — PharMEDium Services, LLC, the nation’s leading provider of hospital pharmacy outsourced, sterile admixture services, today announced the launch of MEDGUARDâ„ , the company’s new tamper evidence for pre-filled syringes, designed to support patient safety and efficiency throughout the hospital. With MEDGUARD, clinicians will have an unprecedented level of confidence that any syringe medication from PharMEDium will remain unopened and sterile until they choose to break the cap seal.
Available beginning today, MEDGUARD cap is uniquely designed and features two key components: a unique color and circumferential visibility to the logo. In combination, these two key features differentiate it from commercially available options that can be defeated or inadvertently removed and replaced resulting in a lack of clear visual indication of removal. Once removed, the outer cap cannot be reattached to the syringe, offering an added layer of confidence to medical professionals that the package system is integral.
“MEDGUARD brings two critical components to the operating room to support customers’ patient safety and medical efficiency initiatives,” said Amy Langan, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, PharMEDium. “MEDGUARD offers significant enhancements which enable a new level of efficiency and acts as a diversion deterrent that has not been previously available in the operating room.”
PharMEDium unveils MEDGUARD today while attending the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition, offering the opportunity for attendees to see the new MEDGUARD caps firsthand. PharMEDium is located in booth number 331, Dec. 8-10.
PharMEDium is the nation’s leading provider of hospital-outsourced, ready to use sterile admixture services. Our complete and total commitment to advancing patient safety is embodied through first-in-class labeling, packaging and cutting-edge bar code scanning technology designed to help reduce the potential for medication errors. Founded in 2003, PharMEDium serves over 2,800 acute care hospitals nationwide through four centers located in Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas and New Jersey. Our state-of-the-art 503B Outsourcing Facilities are registered with the FDA and licensed by the states. Highly trained and qualified personnel adhere to rigorous quality standards and applicable cGMPs using only FDA-approved sterile drugs and FDA-cleared sterile containers in our preparations. As a trusted partner to our hospital customers, PharMEDium reliably and consistently meets their need for customized, ready to use admixtures essential to their on-going operations.
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PharMEDium Services, LLC.