automated dispensing machine

au·to·ma·ted dis·pen·sing ma·chine

(aw'tō-māt-ĕd dis-pens'ing mă-shēn')
A device from which nursing staff can retrieve medications for patients after pharmacist review at the nursing unit.
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Looking like an ordinary vending machine, a shop employee walks up to the automated dispensing machine, enters his employee number and PIN on the keypad or touch screen, and the tool or item needed for the job is dispensed.
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The device that may pose the biggest threat to job status of pharmacists is the automated dispensing machine that resides on a nursing station.
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Order processing, cart-fill distribution and point-of-care medication administration is streamlined and facilitated by pharmacy software that integrates with automated dispensing machines and other hospital information systems.
Technicians are helping pharmacists in such areas as preparing and ordering medications, operating automated dispensing machines, answering telephones and handling cash registers."
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