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February 21, 2013

Al-Wakra Hospital Gets i.v.STATION for Pediatrics Unit



Al-Wakra Hospital (Qatar) has selected Health Robotics’ i.v.STATION robot for its pediatric unit.

The i.v.STATION is a robotic system designed for the preparation of drugs within an ISO-5 air-controlled environment. Automated functions include, automatic reconstitution of powder drugs with appropriate diluents, automatic dosing of medications from their commercial containers and identification of final containers with barcode labels. Other features include controlled identification access via multiple ID/password credentials and overnight sterility control using UV-C lamps.

Fathia Adheir, director of Pharmacy at Al-Wakra Hospital stated: "We selected the i.v.STATION Robot over other available IV Robots based on its cost-effectiveness, efficient use of space, and reduction of IV medication errors. I'm quite satisfied with the service provided by Health Robotics' and PharmaTech's engineering teams, and their excellent support for our needs as a mission-critical and pediatric healthcare facility. Al-Wakra Hospital is supported by the first digital pharmacy in Qatar, with the latest technology available in the Middle East. Al-Wakra Hospital is the 8th hospital of Hamad Medical Corporation ; the 210-bed facility has a flexible capacity for an additional 50 beds, as well as 96 critical care beds, serving the communities of Al-Wakra and Doha International Airport as well as the population living in the south of the country up to the border with KSA."

"I'm quite satisfied with the service provided by Health Robotics' and PharmaTech's engineering teams, and their excellent support for our needs as a mission-critical and paediatric healthcare facility," Adheir added.

Health Robotics' i.v.STATION pediatric utilization has been proven successful in USA and Europe, and is currently used at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Duke University Children's Hospital and Health Center in Durham, Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach, Sophia Children's Hospital at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, and Milan's Mangiagalli Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.




Edited by Brooke Neuman




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