What do think about Pyxis? - page 3
Our facililty is going Live with Pyxis within the next two months and I am Nursing System manager. Our system will only be used for medications at this point. Although I have worked with Pyxis in... Read More
Feb 18, '02Where I work in the O.R., we have a pyxis which was switched to accudose (same thing different name). We haven't had any problems with nurses so to speak. The narcotics are kept in drawers that only open to the narcotic that you charged for. The drawer doesn't let you close it until you put how many taken out and the number left in the drawer. The other medications are kept in drawers with multiple bins. We also keep IV bags and irrigations in the pyxis.
The problem I have seen the most is that we have traveling anesthesiologists and they seem not to want to use the machine to get their drugs. They would rather give the nurse a long list of what to get than learn something new. C
Feb 25, '02PYXIS IS EASY TO USE, AND DOES STOP THE NASTY NARC COUNT. THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE HAD: PYXIS STAKED ON PYXIS SO THAT THE UPPER DRAW WAS 7 FEET UP. DIFFICULT TO REACH THOSE DRUGS OF EVEN SEE THE NUMBER OF THE DRAW.
Feb 25, '02I work at a VA...we have all of our routine meds in the drawer of the med cart except for the controlled meds. We have to get them out of the pyxis. We also have to get PRN's out of there. I really like the system. It is nice to not have to worry about counting all of the drugs at every shift change! We also have a pyxis tower. In there we have various creams, ointments, liquids, and also a small fridge with sups and injectibles. I sure would hate to go back to a place that did not have this luxury!!!