Drug Control and Storage

Single use vials discarded after one use.

All drugs on unit are locked and secure (check entire unit and carts for unsecured medications).

No food or any unauthorized medication or products is in the refrigerator or Pyxis.

Medication area or room is clean, neat, and well organized.

Drugs are NOT left unsecured on top of carts or counters or in pneumatic tubes

Medications in locked carts are properly labeled with patient identifier (check 2 cart)

Medications to be returned to pharmacy are in the authorized location.

Medication area is HIPAA compliant

Controlled Drugs

Discrepancies are cleared off of ADC per shift

Emergency medications

Crash cart locked and in date with next expiring date posted. Add crash cart number.

Crash Cart Numbers:

Paralytic agents (rocuronium and succinylcholine) are present, if appropriate)

Crash cart red lock is pulled securely to prevent unauthorized access.

Emergency kits, if available, or in date

Emergency kit numbers:


Pyxis medications are in date (check Pyxis report and the 3 samples)

Pyxis refrigerators are clean, organized, and free of frost or ice.

Pyxis med station should be neat, clean, and functioning properly.

Pharmacy Tasks

Reconcile patient specific meds in tower and refrigerator

Check for any short dated meds to remove or rotate

Clean keyboard and tops to cabinets with disinfectant

Technician or designee completing inspection
Date and time of inspections
Technician or designee
Add media
Nursing Director or designee

Forwarded to nursing director or designee

Pharmacy Director or designee


Select date


Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.