In the past few years, the Food and Drug Administration passed a law which stated that hospitals were end-users of medical equipment and medication, rather than distributors for EMS crews. This meant that after dropping off a patient for care, the crews could no longer restock their vehicles if needed.
In addition to the reduction in manufacturing of certain drugs and medical products that don’t bring in a hefty profit from manufacturers, many EMS crews are finding it more and more difficult to get the supplies they need to save lives.
An Innovative New Approach to Stocking Supplies For EMS Crews
Due to the potential of shortages and the inability to restock a vehicle at hospitals, a creative solution was needed and the medical supply vending machine emerged. Found at local fire stations, medical clinics and hospitals these unique EMS supply vending machines provide EMS personnel with the medical equipment and supplies that they need on a daily basis to save lives.
Stock EMS Personnel – Minimize Waste
Another issue is the large amount of waste at the end of the month due to certain drugs or equipment not being used by its expiration date, costing hospital inventory management thousands of dollars. Medical supply vending machines make it possible to know when something is nearing expiration and reduce what is stocked to avoid unnecessary costs. This ensures that workers have what they need, without the excessive waste that often follows.
What About Security?
One of the biggest concerns that was introduced with the concept of a pharmaceutical vending machine was security. What would stop an average person from taking what they wanted – even narcotics – from these machines?
The solution is superior security that minimizes the potential for theft. This was achieved with high endurance security glass, fingerprint recognition and code verification. All potential scenarios were thought through to make this a safe and viable option to get EMS workers the supplies they need.
While medical vending machines are still a relatively new idea, the popularity of the machines are growing steadily. They offer a viable solution to a problem that is seen across the country. Ensuring that EMS workers have the tools they need to save lives is essential and this is exactly the benefit offered by these vending machines.
UCapIt offers medical supply vending machines and secured locker systems that will meet the standards and security of EMS personnel. Contact UCapIt today to learn more at 877-771-4446.