We have a responsibility to ensure that the administration of drugs within the healthcare system results in a correct dose of the prescribed medication. DrugLog® is a cost-effective solution for verifying the identity and concentration of intravenous drugs, quickly and with minimum effort. It is easy to use: the system simply verifies the identity and concentration of a substance and prints a label to be attached to a syringe or infusion bag.
DISCOVER BROKEN MEDICATION CHAINS DrugLog® is a robust and proven stand-alone solution for reducing errors in the drug administration process. It can verify the identity and concentration of liquid pharmaceuticals in an instant, directly before they’re given to patients. It thus enhances work efficiency and increases medication safety.
EXTRA PRECAUTION, GREATER SAFETY DrugLog® is an excellent complement to the already high safety standards of medical compounding performed at hospital pharmacies. Most cytotoxic drugs used in cancer treatment are individually prepared at the hospital pharmacy. Yet, even in the hands of an experienced professional, the risk of error is always present. In addition, the complexity of medical compounding demands extra precautions be taken. This extra precaution is exactly what DrugLog® provides.
CERTAINTY IN SECONDS In the administration of potentially lethal drugs, every mistake comes at great cost. DrugLog® is non-destructive, easy to use, and provides quick and reliable results within moments.
KEY FEATURES OF DRUGLOG®:
Clinics can easily calibrate new drugs themselves
Portable device easy to move between wards and pharmacy
Results in seconds: quick and easy measurements
Cloud-based storage of calibrations and measurement data
Calibrations loaded locally: no need to be online at time of test
No risk of contamination: tested drug not in contact with measuring device
Measurement graphics available for qualitative analysis
A TOOL FOR INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION OF COMPOUNDING ROBOTS How do you verify that your compounding robot still behaves as expected after a service maintenance visit or a major software upgrade? Today there are hospitals that use DrugLog® as an independent tool to verify that their compounding robot operates as expected.
HOW IT WORKS Thanks to the device’s unique combination of cutting-edge software and reliable, well-established hardware for absorption spectroscopy, DrugLog® is a cost-effective tool for verifying the identity and concentration of a medical drug.
Workflow support for healthcare professionals
Consistency in drug preparation
Reduced risk for medication errors
Reliable drug verification in seconds
DrugLog® is a unique combination of cutting-edge software and reliable well-established hardware for absorption spectroscopy. With a minimum of effort, users can determine whether a diluted or a compounded drug comprises the right substance at the right concentration.
Take a small sample (0.3–0.5 ml) from the returned solution.
Inject the sample solution into the cuvette.
Place the cuvette in the DrugLog® unit.
Initiate the test with a few clicks on the touchscreen and view the result within 2–3 seconds.
There is a need for simple quality control methods for individualized intravenous drugs that can be applied in the routine of a compounding unit and at the point of care. Innovative solutions have to be developed in collaboration between industrial companies and healthcare organizations. The results from the first technical and process validations of Pharmacolog’s product, DrugLog®, for cytostatic drugs at our department are promising. We will therefore continue the collaboration with Pharmacolog and evaluate the DrugLog® technology in the daily operation also for other drugs, and contribute to new technical developments in point of care solutions for individualized intravenous treatment control.
Prof. Pascal Bonnabry
Director Hospital Pharmacy, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Geneva, Swizerland
It is well known that drug preparation in surgical units is considered at high risk, due to the stress and the multifaceted activities of medical staff. The aim of the research project on the DrugLog® system is to investigate the possibility to secure in routine the drug preparation in surgical units. To achieve this goal, firstly, we will realize a qualification for 13 drugs, such as heparin, adrenaline and different antibiotics commonly used in surgery based on the recommendations of the French Society of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology. Secondly, this qualification assay step will be completed by a selectivity and robustness study with similar drugs. Finally, if the two first steps are positive, the DrugLog® system will be used in the surgical unit to evaluate its capacity in routine use and its ability to avoid drug errors: syringe switch, wrong drugs or concentration errors.
Prof. Pascal Odou
Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire, Lille, France