Delivery of oral scheduled medications at Standard Medication Times
The Scheduled Medication Administration (SMA) MOD® provides the maximum of flexibility and efficiency when dealing with patients that have or suspected of having contagious diseases.
The SMA MOD® can be tailored to unique and patient specific dosing times with a simple point and click series of menu options. The result will be an autonomous medication delivery system that will maximize efficiency and insure on time delivery of patients’ scheduled oral medications.
Reduces Nursing Exposure to Infection
In times of a pandemic nurses are at the front line. The potential for personal exposure is always top of mind. The SMA MODs ability to reduce the number of times RNs need to enter an isolation room is a significant advancement to reducing staff exposure to contagious diseases and improving employee health initiatives.
Saves Nursing Time
The global healthcare delivery system had many lessons learned from the most recent pandemic. One of the biggest was that there simply were not enough nurses for optimal patient care.
Our peer reviewed studies have demonstrated that the manual dosing of oral medications is a major inefficient use of time during a nurse’s shift. What if this process was automated? The SMA MOD® accomplishes this. Thus, freeing up time to focus on tasks that have a much higher return on quality outcomes.
Saves Critical Protection Resources
The second lesson learned from the pandemic is the supply chain of critical personal protection equipment (PPE) remains severely disrupted. What if we could save 1 set of PPE per nurse per shift? The SMA MOD® can accomplish this. The nurse patient time together is important and critical to the patient’s well-being. However, to enter a patient’s isolation area for the singular purpose of administering an oral medication is a wasteful use of expensive and hard to obtain PPE. The automation available via the SMA MOD® reduces the waste by helping reduce the number of times a nurse needs to enter the areas around the most highly contagious patients.
Documentation of Medication Administration
The biggest concern with automated medication delivery is knowing your patient’s status. Did they take the medication on time? When did they take it? How do I chart it? THE SMA MOD® addresses all these concerns with the MOD® Dashboard available on the nursing workstation computer or the nursing station computer or wherever leadership would like this information displayed. Color coded updates are available and more specific patient details are a simple click away.
Flexible Bolus Dosing
Special circumstances and unique clinical situations arise. Often these situations call for a bolus dose or increase in medication frequency. The SMA MOD® is up to this challenge. Secure Bolus capabilities are built into the software. This will offer Physicians, Nurses, and pharmacists maximum flexibility when dealing with the most critical of patients.
Multiple Medication Management
Severely ill patients often require multiple medications. It is not unusual for critically ill patients to have multiple infusion pumps. The SMA MOD® has this capability as well, multiple MODs can be stacked to address complex multiple oral medication protocols. THE SMA MOD® brings the added benefit of easy communication and documentation with all the MODs a patient might have.
Secure Medication Delivery
Security of Medication is at the forefront of every nurse’s mind. The unique Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) wrist band that the patient wears for medication access only to their MOD® devices prevents access by others. Once the patient is signed into their MODs with their unique RFID identifier no other patient or family member will have access to the medications at the patient’s bedside. The SMA MOD® will ensure that the correct medication will be delivered on time every time.