NexsysADC For Ambulance & Emergency Medical Response Medications

COLUMBUS, OH November 16, 2022

Capsa Healthcare, a leading innovator in healthcare delivery solutions, announced its NexsysADC automated medication dispensing system now accommodates ambulance and EMS medical services. NexsysADC’s electronic management of on-hand drug inventory and user tracking will ensure first responders have the right dose onboard, without delay or discrepancy. This new application is part of Capsa Healthcare’s continual expansion of NexsysADC’s versatility.

With the new EMS workflow, NexsysADC controls all aspects of medication storage, restocking, and dispensing. It ends the chance for medication stock mishaps during emergency response.

  1. Medication doses are stored inside a NexsysADC cabinet at the home base (typically the fire house contracts with a local hospital or institutional pharmacy for medication inventory)
  2. Allows access only for authorized personnel
  3. Organizes the restocking for each specific ambulance
  4. Tracks every dose by ambulance, driver, time
  5. Manages inventory levels inside the fire house and aboard each ambulance
  6. Heightened security for controlled doses (e.g., fentanyl and ketamine)
  7. Real-time reports for all activities

NexsysADC is a dramatic improvement over the manual “go-bag” or “squad box” approach to equip ambulances with medication doses. In too many jurisdictions, medications are locked in a safe or closet at the fire station; the ambulance driver turns in a paper ride sheet, and the go-bag is restocked and noted in a log book. Without computerized safeguards in place, ambulances risk expired or missing doses which could compromise emergency treatment, and record-keeping is poor.

“Missing doses and incorrect inventory are common concerns anywhere controlled or expensive meds are stored and dispensed. The ambulance setting adds even more challenges like  dangerously critical patients, tight turnarounds, elevated stress, mobility” says Chris Miller, product director for Capsa Healthcare. “NexsysADC takes care of everything concerning the medications onboard so the EMT professionals can confidently respond to anything.”

NexsysADC is the reasonably sized and priced automated dispensing cabinet (ADC) system for healthcare settings that require secure, trackable storage of medication doses – especially controlled medications. NexsysADC is the trusted technology in settings like long-term care, veterinary, surgery centers, and behavioral health. Now, the unique benefits of NexsysADC can adapt to the specialized workflow needs of ambulance and EMT professionals.

“Instant improvement” is how Miller describes the reaction from emergency response teams that piloted the new NexsysADC workflow software in the United States and The Netherlands. “There are so many inherent concerns in this industry like cost containment, DEA audits, wasted time, and the potential for a needed med to not be readily accessible. NexsysADC brings the risk down.”

About Capsa Healthcare

Capsa Healthcare is a worldwide leader in developing and delivering innovative healthcare solutions for a wide spectrum of care providers. With 60+ years of experience, Capsa Healthcare meets the demands of diverse healthcare environments with a broad range of products including prescription filling technology and central fill/mail order solutions for pharmacies, medication carts, medical carts, and mobile computing. Headquartered in Columbus, OH, Capsa Healthcare has 400+ employees with management, sales, and production offices throughout the world.