Metro: Last 100 Feet

Numerous technologies and automation exist in most hospitals to support the safe and accurate delivery of medications to their destinations on patient
units. According to the same PP&P survey, 82% of hospitals employ automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs), 47% use pneumatic tubes, 39% utilize mobile
computerized workstations or computers on wheels (COWs), and the list goes on (see FIGURE 2: Devices in Use for Medication Distribution). Regardless of the technology or distribution model employed, the issues concerning patient safety in the last 100 feet to the patient’s bedside are the same.

Keywords: 
Medication errors, patient safety, Mobile Workstations