Avancen introduces medication on demand device

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Avancen MOD Corporation has introduced the MOD® Medication On Demand Device to the post-acute sphere.

The bedside oral pain medication dispensing system has been used in acute care and involves a physician prescribing medication and the device being programmed. An RFID bracelet restricts access to a single patient with a lock at the IV pole, and a patient enters a pain score, holds the RFID bracelet and a pain pill is dispensed. Patient pain scores, dates of dispensing and reassessment scores are stored in a databased.

The system allows patients to have better control of their own pain management and eases nursing workflow, the company said.