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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Pyxis Medication Administration Verification
Pyxis Medication Administration Verification Technology

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Description: Pyxis Medication Administration Verification allows clinicians to simultaneously administer and document medications at the patient bedside. This software automates medication administration and the data collection process. By enforcing bar code scanning of the patient wristband and the medication being administered, the application is used to ensure that it is the right patient, medication, dosage, time, and route. The technology also provides access to patient demographics, allergy warnings, safety alerts, order verification, and the management of complex Intravenous Therapies (IVs).

Data collected by this software is stored in a Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server database.

The website provided lists a number of products. Users must scroll down and select BD Pyxis for information on this product.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v19.5
Decision Date: 05/03/2019 at 11:56:46 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: BD
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (05/03/2019 at 11:56:46 UTC).