Location: United States
SafeDose provides software for clinics, hospitals, and pharmacies that analyses the medication dosage for the patient before administration. It decreases the chance of medication error and speeds up preparation time.
In the USA, between 7000-9000 people die each year due to a medication error. With thousands of drugs to choose from, even the most experienced healthcare workers can make mistakes when selecting the medication or dose. The most common error occurs in paediatric emergency departments, and relates to the incorrect dosage of medication.
When healthcare workers rely only on their math calculations, memory, and medication knowledge, human error is possible. Especially, when working in pressurised healthcare systems. Reliable software that guarantees each patient receives the correct medication and dosage can ensure that treatment is delivered safely and effectively – A systemised and standardised approach to healthcare.
SafeDose has a suite of software programs for safe drug administration, depending on the needs of healthcare professionals and organisations. The software looks at four different components when assessing the medication: dosage, delivery time, preparation type, and dangers. Clinicians can double-check before administering the drug by scanning a unique barcode, and the software ensures everything is correct.
Reducing the chance for human error means a better outcome for patients. SafeDose can be used in a variety of settings, including pharmacies, clinics, and emergency rooms. In the emergency department, SafeDose can reduce the time for the medication to be given and decrease the likelihood of an incorrect decision being made in a high-pressure situation.
According to SafeDose, their software reduces the average medication preparation time by eight minutes and increases the accuracy of medication doses by 24%.