We have a responsibility to ensure patient safety and medication efficacy within our healthcare system. DrugLog®* is a cost-effective solution for verifying the identity and concentration of compounded injectable medications, quickly and efficiently. The quick, reliable and easy to use DrugLog® device will verify the Right Drug and the Right Concentration in seconds and becomes an invaluable part of your Quality Control process.
REDUCE MEDICATION ERRORS DrugLog® is a robust stand-alone solution for reducing compounding errors. It verifies the identity and concentration of compounded injectables before they are administered to a patient. Whether DrugLog® is used in the Pharmacy or at the Patient ward, you have peace of mind the patient is receiving what was intended.
EXTRA PRECAUTION, GREATER SAFETY DrugLog® is an excellent complement to the already high safety standards of pharmaceutical compounding. Most cytotoxic drugs used in cancer treatment are individually prepared at the hospital pharmacy. Even in the hands of the most experienced professional, the risk of error is always present. Medical compounding demands extra precautions are taken during the entire process. DrugLog® takes the guess work away during the Quality Control process and keeps you compliant.
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.
Key features of DrugLog®
New drug calibrations created on site
Mobile for use between departments or facilities
Cloud-based storage of calibrations and measurement data
Calibrations loaded locally: no need to be online at time of test
Use of cuvettes prevents contamination of measuring device
Measurement graphics immediately available on screen for qualitative analysis
Reliable drug verification in seconds
DrugLog® is a unique combination of cutting-edge software and reliable well-established hardware for absorption spectroscopy. Within a few seconds, users can determine whether a diluted or a compounded item is the Right Drug and the Right Concentration.
1. Withdraw a small sample (0.3–0.5 ml) from the prepared solution.
2. Inject the sample solution into the cuvette.
3. Insert the cuvette into the DrugLog® unit.
4. Initiate the test and view the result within 2–3 seconds.
DRUGLOG® IS FLEXIBLE FOR VARIOUS COMPOUNDING WORKFLOWS
Non-hazardous compounding robots
Hazardous compounding robots
Health System Centralized Sterile Compounding
Whether you spot check your batch fills, or for independent verification of your compounding robot post maintenance or software upgrade, DrugLog® gives you the peace of mind your compounding robot is operating as expected. DrugLog® provides consistency in manual compounding processes and is an excellent tool for personnel evaluations. DrugLog® is ideal for verifying your outsourced compounds when received.
Reduces risk of medication errors
Supports various compounding workflows
Provides consistency in compounding results
Vital component of Quality Control programs
Quick and reliable results in seconds
Reduces cost and increases ROI
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