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Use of automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) is common in many facilities. They can increase convenience and medication availability for the patient, but are they safe? As consultant pharmacists, our goal is to work with each facility to ensure they follow a process that increases efficiency and patient safety. How do you handle risky situations such as overrides or the removal of medications without an order? Do you have high-alert medications?
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Are automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) risky?

Use of automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) is common in many facilities. They can increase convenience and medication availability for the patient, but are they safe? As consultant pharmacists, our goal is to work with each facility to ensure they follow a process that increases efficiency and patient safety. How do you handle risky situations such as overrides or the removal of medications without an order? Do you have high-alert medications?