Teaching Simulated Medicine Management in the Classroom Improves Patient Outcomes at the Clinical Level

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Pocket Nurse® and KbPort™, two Western PA medical education simulation companies, partner to enhance medication administration

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Pocket Nurse® announced Monday that it is entering into a partnership with KbPort™ to provide a comprehensive simulated medication administration system for the educational setting. The solution incorporates electronic medical record (EMR) software with medication dispensing cabinets and carts for a holistic classroom environment that translates directly into a clinical setting.

Anthony Battaglia, MS, BSN, RN, owner of Pocket Nurse, and Charles Miller, President & CEO of KbPort™, LLC, collaborated on a complete, closed loop medication management system for simulation settings. SimEMR®, SimCabRx™, and SimCartRx™, are stocked with the Demo Dose® simulated medication formulary for a round-trip educational experience.

With this system, nursing educators can show their students how to reconcile, order, fill, and administer medication while demonstrating best practices for patient safety.

“The ultimate goal of this partnership is to reduce medication dispensation errors and radically improve patient outcomes,” says Battaglia. “Proper simulation will teach bedside medication administration processes, which will reduce errors.”

Miller agrees, saying, “Improving continuity in education by designing a closed-loop system gives students the ability to achieve this desired, critical skillset for real world application.”

SimCabRx™ and SimCartRx™, as part of KbPort’s comprehensive, integrated Simplicity™ solution, are able to communicate with each other, showing which medications are stocked. As students administer simulated meds at the bedside and enter that information into the SimEMR® software, the carts and cabinets are able to update inventory, preventing dosage and administration errors through automatic tracking and patient charting.

This comprehensive system is also appropriate for pharmacy and pharm tech educational programs. Pharm tech programs are enhancing simulation in order to prepare students for success in pharmacies, especially in hospital pharmacies.

About Pocket Nurse®
Pocket Nurse is a nurse-owned-and-operated company that was founded in 1992 by Anthony Battaglia, MS, BSN, RN. Visit http://www.PocketNurse.com for more information about our solutions for medical education and simulation. Pocket Nurse strives to be the number one distributor of medical supplies and equipment for healthcare education and simulation. Demo Dose simulated medication is for instructional use only, not for human or animal use.

About KbPort™
KbPort™ is a software and hardware development company, with specialization in medical education. Founder and CEO Chuck Miller has been designing recording, debriefing, and simulation-based solutions since 1994. The KbPort™ team of engineers has developed the next generation of simulation teaching tools in KbPort™ Simplicity™, including SimEMR®, SimCabRx™, and SimCartRx™. KbPort™ Simplicity™ solutions offer teaching tools that are simple, realistic, fully-integrated and, most importantly, functional; enabling institutions to achieve a more positive educational outcome through the use of technology.

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