The Hidden Hero: How SmartCells Help Reduce Pharmacy Errors

Last year, American pharmacists filled more than 3.78 billion prescriptions.

When considering data gathered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that means a single pharmacist fills roughly 12,211 prescriptions annually. 

Each of these prescriptions requires the pharmacist to spend a significant amount of time on their feet walking between storage isles, compounding areas, computer terminals, and customer service counters.  

This extended time on their feet is not only physically fatiguing for the pharmacist, but it can also prove to be hazardous for patients.

In fact, according to the Federal Drug Administration, over 51.5 million prescription mistakes occur each year, resulting in nearly 1.3 million people being injured by preventable medication mistakes.

While some medication errors occur due to issues in the prescription stage or with software, studies have found that nearly 75% of medication errors are attributed to workplace distractions such as immense patient loads and fatigue.

In light of that, many leaders in the pharmaceutical industry such as Kaiser Permanente, the Department of Defense, and United States Air Force trust SmartCells Anti-fatigue Flooring and Mats to reduce fatigue in an effort to prevent errors.

Here’s how SmartCells Help:

We believe that “Life Shouldn’t Hurt”™. This belief has guided us to engineer the unique SmartCells™ Cushioning Technology which has been optimized to provide an energizing responsiveness in a soft, yet stable surface, resulting in an exhilarating feeling of fatigue relief.

This advanced cushioning technology consists of a rubber top layer supported by a matrix of cylindrical columns that compress and respond dynamically to surface pressure, which allows SmartCells to provide maximum fatigue relief.

SmartCells Anti-fatigue solutions are available in pre-sized mats or as a custom flooring solution for unique areas such as pharmacies, blood draw labs, and reception areas. Each SmartCells solution is specifically designed to relieve fatigue in standing workers, no matter where they work.

SmartCells: Solutions for Life’s Painful Problems.