Noted Pharmacy Expert Joins IH Systems Team

    WINNIPEG, Aug. 8 /CNW/ - International expert in handling hazardous drugs
and IV admixture specialist, Luci Power, has joined Intelligent Hospital
Systems (IH Systems) as a consultant for its RIVA System (Robotic Intravenous
Automation)- a self-contained unit for filling IV syringes and bags. Ms. Power
will provide technical guidance to health care facilities as they install and
use their RIVA units. In addition to her work with RIVA customers across North
America, Ms. Power will conduct research and will be rejoining the IH Systems
Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).
    After receiving her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees
from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, Ms. Power relocated to
San Francisco, where she held progressively senior positions with the
Department of Pharmaceutical Services at the University of California Medical
Center (UCSF). Most recently, she served as Senior Pharmacist and Manager of
the Parenteral Support Services at UCSF, where she implemented a USP 797
compliant facility for sterile compounding of Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) solutions. Ms. Power is the
lead author of the 2006 American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Guidelines on Handling Hazardous Drugs. She has authored several texts on
compounding sterile preparations and preventing occupational exposure to
hazardous drugs in the workplace including the ASHP Safe Handling of Hazardous
Drugs Video Training Program - DVD. In addition, she authored two ASHP
technical assistance bulletins (TAB) on handling cytotoxic and hazardous
drugs. Ms. Power is also an author of the 2004 National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Alert: Preventing Occupational
Exposures to Antineoplastics and Other Hazardous Drugs in Health Care
    The addition of Ms. Power to the team enhances IH Systems ability to
provide leading edge technical support for RIVA, says Kevin McGarry, Chief
Executive Officer of IH Systems. "Luci's expertise in cytotoxic IV preparation
and appropriate handling will ensure health care facilities across North
America can use all the capabilities of RIVA," he says. "From establishing and
validating USP 797 compliant sterile compounding areas, to improving control
over production and more efficiently managing inventory, RIVA is setting the
benchmark in automated pharmacy technology," McGarry concludes.

    RIVA (Robotic IV Automation System) -a self-contained unit for filling IV
syringes and bags- is the first product developed by Winnipeg-based medical
device company Intelligent Hospital Systems. For more information, please

For further information:

For further information: Kevin McGarry, Chief Executive Officer, Phone:
(204) 943-0066

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