CUBEX Drug Dispensing Cabinet

The CUBEX is the hospital's automatic drug dispensing equipment, installed in mid July of 2020, which replaced the previous Omnicell drug dispensing cabinets. The cabinets are of different sizes based on desired storage configurations but contain the same basic features of lockable cabinets which can be accessed by doctors using biometrics (fingerprints) or a secure code.

CUBEX Locations and Names

  • CUBEX SAC Anesthesia  (SAC 163H initially, SAC 1100 after Expansion completed)
  • CUBEX SAC Step Down (SAC 1201)
  • CUBEX VMSC Treatment Room  (VMSC 32A) 
  • CUBEX Pharmacy Sync  (SAC 194)
  • CUBEX SAC ICU  (SAC 149A, Hallway near SAC 150 initially, SAC 136 after Expansion completed)

Restarting/Booting the In-Unit Computer

The large CUBEX units do not have a power button for their computers.  The computer can be turned off by accessing the Windows menu.  To restart the computer, the unit needs to lose power fully.  Unsure of the exact amount of time needed.  If the unit is unplugged, the computer takes longer than the actual unit to lose power due to a built-in UPS.  To have the computer boot, wait until the computer screen loses power before plugging the unit back in.

The small CUBEX units have the computer built-in to the monitor.  They can be powered on by the power button found on the monitor.


Upload failures

  1. The upload of a client/patient to Cubex will fail if there are leading zeros on the MR.  When this happens, the Pharmacy needs to notify Cubex support.
  2. If special characters exist in a patient record it may not upload to Cubes.  For example, an & in the patient name will fail. 

Keywords:CUBEX, pharmacy, dispensing, cabinet, Omnicell, medications, prescription, drug, cube, pharm, script, cubex   Doc ID:103944
Owner:Jeff F.Group:University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
Created:2020-07-14 09:22 CDTUpdated:2021-01-26 11:12 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
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