B. Braun’s Innovative Compounding System Installed at Texas Children’s Hospital
B. Braun Medical Inc. successfully installed its new and innovative macro and micro APEX® Compounding System at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. The compounder is designed for facilities that need in-house compounding capabilities and incorporates a large user interface, 26-lead preassembled transfer sets, and dual-drive filling technology with automated delivery as low as 0.2 mL.
Recognized as the 4th leading children’s hospital in the country, Texas Children’s cares for some of the world’s most critically ill patients – from neonates as small as 500 grams to 120 kg adolescents. “Patients are relying on us solely for their support for healing and repair,” said Jeff Wagner, Director of Pharmacy at Texas Children’s Hospital. “Parenteral nutrition is key to that and having a partnership with B. Braun to provide ideal technology to support that need is very important.”
B. Braun initially established its solid working relationship with Texas Children’s after installing its PINNACLE® TPN Management System there. “We are committed to saving and protecting lives – it’s the common thread that inspires each and every one of us throughout the organization,” said Jessica Pitt PharmD, Product Director for Automated Compounding at B. Braun. “We are particularly proud to be collaborating with Texas Children’s because they share the same passion and commitment. With the recent installation of the APEX Compounding System, Texas Children’s now has the capability to fulfill all of their automated compounding needs with a single vendor.”
About B. Braun
B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include ostomy and wound care, dialysis, nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®.
Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 61,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise® philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, explore our website.
About Texas Children’s Hospital
Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Tower for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. The organization also created Texas Children’s Health Plan, the nation’s first HMO for children; has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country, Texas Children’s Pediatrics; Texas Children’s Urgent Care clinics that specialize in after-hours care tailored specifically for children; and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.