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March 06, 2012
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Insights on Innovation
by Dan White

UCapIt controlled access dispensers unveiled at EMS Today

UCapIt dispensers are steel locking controlled access systems for all your EMS drugs, soft goods, hard goods, other supplies

The UcapIt Dispensers are steel locking controlled access systems for all your EMS drugs, soft goods, hard goods or any other supplies. They provide immediate documented access to restocking supplies and equipment items. They record who got in what cabinet when, for complete control over your supply inventory.

Today UCapIt offers four different designs of cabinet, each with different sized bins or compartments to hold anything you can imagine. Even oxygn bottles or traction splints can be stored.

Many EMS providers see controlled access storage as a means to stop theft. Folks, that is really just a small part of what this is about. More importantly it tracks inventory.

Every EMS agency has a small fortune in capital equipment and disposables in each station. Knowing where all that stuff is makes taking care of it much easier, in many new ways.

One huge benefit is rotating stock. So many items we use in the field are lot number and date controlled. UCapIt insures that dated supplies are used oldest first. This helps reduce the expired items, or stuff you bought but don’t ever use,  which is terribly wastful. With UCapIt the first perishables in are the first ones out.

Since UCapIt dispensers are online, you can even look at stock levels from a remote location. The person in charge of supplies can look at inventory levels in remote locations. This means you stop running out of supplies and save fuel driving out to each station to check inentory.

The UcapIt line of dispensing cabinets help EMS agencies control costs while securing valuable equipment. For departments with multiple stations and large fleets they could make a costly and complex challenge much more managable.

About the author

Dan White, EMT-P works for Intersurgical, Inc. as the National Account Manager for EMS. Immediately prior he ran Arasan, LLC. He served as Sales & Marketing Director for Truphatek, Inc. and before that Director of Corporate Planning & Product Development for AllMed. He has been certified as a paramedic since 1978 and an EMS and ACLS instructor since 1981. Dan has designed many emergency medical products since his first, the White Pulmonary Resuscitator, including the Prolite Speedboad, Cook Needle Decompression Kit and RapTag Triage System. His more recent EMS product designs are the Arasan Ultra EMS Coat and the B2 Paramedic Helmet. To contact Dan, email dan.white@ems1.com.

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