The drug shredding machine is an integrated system providing a secure way to destroy medications in a safe, efficient and cost saving manner by rendering them unusable.
Having first hand knowledge of the frustrations and time involved in drug destruction,
we designed this product with nurses and pharmacists in mind. We knew
there had to be a better way, so we set out to design a simple, effective
system to meet this need."
Maureen Gallagher, R.N.
Ultimate Products presents an integrated system providing a secure way to destroy medications in a safe, efficient and cost saving manner, by rendering them unusable.
Developed by a Director of Nurses and a Nursing Home Administrator, this system offers nursing homes, hospitals, pharmacies and other health care facilities a better solution to the destruction of expired/discontinued drugs, with strict accountability.
Rather than punching out individual pills from a blister pack/bubble pack, the entire blister pack/bubble pack, with pills still enclosed, is introduced into the unit where it is shredded. Related items such as liquids, liquid vials, liquid bottles, individual pills, pill bottles and sharps are disposed of through a separate portal. All materials are deposited into a biohazard sharps container which, when full, is removed, sealed and sent to an approved medical waste disposal center for incineration. *
* Individual institutions are responsible for local, state and federal regulatory compliance.
WHY THE NEED TO DESTROY MEDICATIONS
Regulations require that expired/discontinued medications be destroyed to prevent unauthorized distribution, diversion or unauthorized use. Typical drugs and their packaging include tablets, capsules, granules and liquids in conjunction with their associated pill bottles, caps, vials, ampules, blister packs, and unit dosing packages. No matter the particular type of drug and packaging utilized, the destruction of expired/discontinued drugs is subject to strict accountability. Normally accomplished by nurses, pharmacists or other authorized personnel, removing individual pills/capsules from multiple-dose blister packs before destroying is obviously time consuming and wasteful of their professional expertise. This drug shredding machine offers the industry an efficient, safe and highly accountable solution to this problem.
Patent # US 7,673,825,B2
Staff is less likely to postpone destruction of medications because
of time constraints.
Less time involved in medication destruction, thus saving money in employee
Decreased cost involved in the destruction process (nurses' time, sharps
containers, separate shredding of cards for HIPPA compliance purposes,
less biohazard trash.)
Offers increased accountability for Controlled Substances
Decreases chances of drug diversion.
Keeps staff happy
Environmentally friendly–keeps drugs out of water system
Cost Savings Example
Cards per month
Hourly Wage (2 nurses)
Montly Time to destroy 100 cards
Labor Costs to destroy 100 cards
Annual Cost Savings With Drug Shredder
Annual Time Savings
LED readouts indicating status
Professionally engineered for long lasting dependability
Available in Mahogany or Oak
Perfect for use in nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living centers,
physician's offices, pharmacies or other health care facilities.
We accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express
Power Requirements: 120 V ac, 60 Hz
Dimensions: 21"W x 21"L x 36"H
Weight: 117 lbs
Mounted on casters for easy movement
Two bins, one bottle of shredder oil, and 4 locking tabs are included with each unit