MEPS / Intelliguard

Medication Safety Partner

IntelliGuard® Linked Visibility Inventory System
True automation in the OR – unique, first-of-its kind RFID technology

Problem: Despite a world of best practices, standards and caring medical professionals, medication errors happen. Integrated on the work surface of the IntelliGuard LVIS, Safe Label System (SLS) helps to increase medication safety and consistently meet TJC requirements in the operating room.

About IntellGuard LVIS:

  • First RFID-enabled OR inventory management solution for medication and narcotics – patented and exclusive technology
  • Truly unique combination of simple anesthesiologist workflow in the OR and accurate real-time inventory visibility in the pharmacy

Accurate, real-time data

  • RFID-enabled LVIS Station™ operates in the OR and relays precise inventory details to the pharmacy in real time
  • Anesthesiologists simply open a drawer, use what’s needed and close the drawer – no manual scanning or data entry required – virtually guaranteeing compliance
  • Real-time inventory alerts sent directly to the pharmacy support unexpected usage fluctuations and eliminate stock-outs

Simple and secure patient-centered workflow

  • Unique design provides a non-intrusive footprint in the OR with no data entry requirements that distract and delay from patient care
  • Three secure, open-matrix drawers, each independently configurable for unique user access rights and added security

Integrated in the operating room:
With SLS integrated on the LVIS work surface, clinicians have a fast, easy and safe way to help eliminate the three most common medication errors in the OR, including vial and ampoule swaps, mislabeling, and syringe swaps. When a clinician removes a medication from LVIS, he/she simply scans the barcode on the vial or ampoule on SLS. SLS provides a visual and audible confirmation, acting as a second set of eyes to ensure safety, then instantly produces a 100% TJC compliant, easy-to-read medication label. The label includes drug name, concentration, preparer’s initials, date/time of preparation, date/time of expiration, dilution and diluent (if required), and any warnings or messages about the drug as well as a barcode that can be read into the EHR/AIMS in compliance with BCMA initiatives for documentation and charge capture. Combining the workflow enhancements of RFID technology with barcode scanning removes the element of human error to ensure patient safety and greatly improve inventory control.