20WAYS to Improve patIent Care & pharmaCy profItabIlIty Kirby Lester’s KL1Plus – Proven to Prevent Dispensing Errors In a national study of pharmacies using a Kirby Lester counting-and-verification device like the , the device flagged an average of 3.6 potential errors per week. Errors were either: wrong medication, wrong strength or wrong box. We provide you with a full line of pharmacy automation to safely and quickly dispense 100% of KL60 (top 60 SPRING 2014 I Ret aIl/CommuNIty • S PeCIalty • ltC 21 President & CEO: Garry Zage, R.Ph. Founded: 1971 Toll-free Phone: (800) 641-3961 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: 13700 Irma Lee Court Lake Forest, IL 60045 Website: www.kirbylester.com The KL1Plus is a great tablet counter with a safety net. On one small device, you can verify plus count 100% of orders - in less time than it takes to just count by hand. Company Background Kirby Lester is by far the world’s leading pharmacy automation provider. Kirby Lester maintains the largest market share of automatic tablet/capsule counter sales in 40+ countries. Over 40,000 customers worldwide rely on Kirby Lester for their counting needs. Kirby Lester’s full line of technology provides solutions for all pharmacies that need fast, accurate and error-free medication dispensing. Product Overview For every pharmacy still relying on only a visual verification before dispensing medications, the KL1Plus is your affordable error prevention device. The KL1Plus combines Kirby Lester’s best-selling KL1 tablet counter with streamlined scan-verification software. It’s small enough to fit into your hand, but it delivers so much value, peace of mind and time savings. The technician simply barcode-scans the patient’s Rx label, then scans the corresponding stock bottle or package to ensure there is a match (tablets, capsules and unit-of-use items), and counts the right quantity. Eliminating dispensing errors really is that simple with the KL1Plus. Unique Features • More than just a tablet counter, but less than expensive workflow software or robotics. • For pharmacies that are not currently using scan-verification before dispensing, or want to replace their pharmacy management system’s cumbersome verification process. • Orders are verified and counted in less time than traditional hand-counting. • Can interface with your pharmacy system for real-time data exchange. • Fits any crowded workspace — about the same footprint as a counting tray. • Filled orders can be retrieved quickly to answer any customer concern. • Can operate as a simple tablet counter for physical inventory. • Unique vial size indicator. Case Study Over 8 days in September 2013, Carmichael’s Pharmacy (Crowley, LA) recorded how many times the Kirby Lester KL1Plus flagged a “near miss” or potential mistake: • Wrong Medication - Four Instances • Wrong Strength - One Instance • Wrong Quantity - One Instance Total “near misses” - 6 instances over 8 days. According to pharmacy manager Dean Bergeaux, “The KL1Plus didn’t negatively affect our workflow; filling on the KL1Plus is about as fast as our old visual process. But the peace of mind was instant and dramatic.” Prevent ‘Near-Misses’ and Errors 3.6 Errors/Week Avoided KL1Plus,final quantity. After the Kirby Lester device alerted the technician to the mistake, the technician adjusted the patient order before passing it to the pharmacist for final check. Full Line of Automation Kirby Lester offers more than just a one-size-fitsall medications. • Affordable robotic dispensing: Compact medications) or midsized KL100 (top 100 medications) • Stop counting by five’s on a tray: KL1 • Count and verify every order to eliminate errors: KL1Plus and KL20 • Automate and verify every order, cassette double-counts, ideal for narcotics and 90-day fills: KL30 Product Specifications Size: 6" W x 12" H x 12" D Weight: 8 lbs Counting Speed: Average 30-count order is verified, counted and poured into a patient vial in 10 seconds. Optic sensors handle 15-18 tablets/second.
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