Virtual Hospital

Automated Medicine Dispensing System

Students in Hawkeye's Health programs get hands-on experience using an automated medicine dispensing system, the Pyxis MedStation®. Pyxis MedStation® is a leading automated dispensing system supporting decentralized medication management that is found in hospitals, long term care, and other medical facilities.

Barcode scanning is used to help ensure accurate medication dispensing to patients. The system features preventive mechanisms to avoid loading of the wrong medication.