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Published on 23 August 2012

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Upgrade of Ultimate™ labelling system


The Ultimate software is used to prepare labels for all aseptically prepareditems within the hospital. The implementation of Ultimate™ has improved theclarity and security of the labels of all aseptically prepared productsincluding prefilled syringes and IV Bags. The quality of the documentationsystem and the audit facility as well as the pass word protection facility makesthe system safer, efficient and traceable.

Khalid Abdalla, Pharmacy AsepticServices Manager at Medway Hospital, said, “We use the Ultimatesystem for all named patient aseptically preparedproducts for patients during their stay at the hospital when these patients arereceiving any antibiotics which are prepared in the Aseptic Unit. Also it isused for labelling Total Parenteral Nutrition bags and syringes for adults,Paediatrics and Neonates. But by far the most common use is for the labellingof cytotoxic drugs for the treatment of Cancer patients through the day clinicas well as inpatients. Since the upgrade, the quality of the labels producedhas improved a lot and the time we spend producing labels has been reduceddramatically. But the most important aspect of this upgrade is that the risk oferrors has been reduced considerably.”

Abdalla continued, “Welike the fact the system is straight forward to use and easy to train staff touse it. Our Unit on average produce up to 50 patient work sheets per day, theseacts as our audit trail for the production process, so it is vital we havethese in place with all the correct information listed. We are looking forwardto using our Ultimate Worksheet upgrade in the near future to help us bring thesavings we achieved with the Labelling aspect into work sheets.”

Derek Buchanan, Chief Executive Officer at Episys, said, “Ultimate is fast becoming the de facto standard forlabelling in the UK national health system, because the many hospitals that useit share their experiences, which in turn ensures that it delivers to thehighest possible standards.”

About EpisysLimited

Episys is a global information technologysolutions and services company to the retail, manufacturing, logistics,chemical, healthcare and public service sector industries. We provideexpertise, products, services and support for signage, labeling and mobilesystems.

Episys works withstrategic business partners worldwide and with a range of leading technologymanufacturers, enabling us to provide solutions to meet each unique businessneed – from integrated signage systems for major worldwide retailers tospecialist labels for food manufacturing.

OurHealthcare Clients include Bio Products Laboratory, Boehringer Ingelheim,Bristol Royal Infirmary, Calea, GlaxoSmithKline, Guys & St Thomas HospitalNHS Trust, Mundipharma Research, Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare, Roche, RoyalFree Hospital, St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, and Worthing and SouthlandsHospitals NHS Trust.

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