Medication Safety Partner

Codonics Safe Label System has teamed up with the Omnicell® Anesthesia Workstation to give you a winning solution. The Anesthesia Workstation conveniently and securely stores all medications and supplies needed for a full day’s cases. Adding the Codonics Safe Label System allows you to reduce medication errors made during the selection, preparation and administration of injectable and intravenous medications, helping to ensure medication accuracy prior to, during and after surgery.


“Pharmacy improperly stocked a 10ml vial of Phenylephrine in the anesthesia cart where Neostigmine should have been – look alike drugs that can be easily confused. The anesthetist pulled what he thought was Neostigmine then scanned it on SLS. The visual and audible safety checks alerted him that the drug was not in the formulary so he took a closer look, then realized he had the wrong drug. Had the incorrect medication been administered, the patient’s blood pressure would have spiked and, although every patient is different, something much worse was possible.”

Jason St. Amour Pharmacy Operations Manager, South Shore Hospital

“At Texas Children’s Hospital, my team has been leveraging Omnicell’s Anesthesia Workstation in conjunction with Codonics Safe Label System for the last six months. Utilizing the systems together, they provide the anesthesiology team a more efficient and safe mechanism for accessing and labeling medications. We have partnered with the Anesthesiology Quality Committee department and identified strategies to minimize opportunities for medication-related incidents and believed coupling these pieces of technology should be a part of the plan.”

Karen Gurwitch Director of Pharmacy, Texas Children's Hospital

“Given the risks inherent to most perioperative medications, manual management-including stocking, tracking, labeling, dilution, and administration-is rife with potential for error. Mistakes made in the OR have a high potential for patient harm, so it is particularly important to introduce standardization and automation in this environment. Likewise, taking into account the number of different healthcare practitioners working in the perioperative setting, it is vital that these groups work together cohesively utilizing common technologies. At Texas Children’s Hospital, automation for the management of anesthesia, including preparation via SLS with its innovative “smart” labels, has addressed our points of risk and has improved medication safety in the perioperative setting enabling us to provide the best and safest level of care to our patients.”

Gee Mathen, BS Assistant Director of Pharmacy for Application and Technical Services, Texas Children's Hospital

“The evaluation of the Codonics barcode label device is going quite well. We actually have 100% satisfaction with this application. I am very impressed with this device and it solves a lot of issues created by the Joint Commission and other review authorities. I think that this device belongs in every operating room and PACU as well as in every other unit where parenteral medications are administered.”

Dr. John Scavone Chief of Anesthesia, Shriners Hospitals for Children

“We at Shriners Hospitals for Children have deployed this across our system, currently in 19 hospitals. We felt this was a great solution to provide our medication process a labeling and barcode to assist with safety, regulatory compliance and future integration. Though an additional task to support an Anesthesia formulary build, we believed this provided a great opportunity to improve the labeling for safe administration, along with safety controls on select medications. Most Anesthesiologist across our system find this to be a great tool within their workflow process. The installation and support structure provided by Codonics was outstanding and continues post implementation.”

Butch Parks Tampa, Florida