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CareFusion Highlights Positive Results Of Closed-Loop Medication Safety Initiative With Corniche Hospital

   CareFusion Highlights Positive Results Of Closed-Loop Medication Safety
                      Initiative With Corniche Hospital

  PR Newswire

  ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 15, 2012

- Exhibits Patient Safety Products at Medication Safety Conference 2012

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion
Corp. (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical technology company, today
announced plans to present the results of a closed-loop medication safety
initiative completed with UAE-based Corniche Hospital, in collaboration with
Cerner, during the Medication Safety Conference, Nov. 15-17 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The program enables data sharing and centralizes clinical information between
the Pyxis MedStation® system and the Pyxis® Anesthesia system from CareFusion,
and the Cerner electronic health record (EHR). In addition, Corniche Hospital
uses Pyxis CIISafe™ system for management of controlled substances and the
Pyxis PARx® system for a closed-loop medication replenishment process.

Dr. Adeline Saliba, acting pharmacy manager and medication safety manager for
Corniche Hospital, will be presenting on the hospital's use of these
industry-leading technologies to support an integrated positive patient
identification (PPID) system designed to improve patient health outcomes and
safety (Day One, Session Three: Automation and Informatics).

"Our automation journey has allowed us to streamline our processes and
integrate our automated solutions, supported by clinical decision support, to
close the loop on medication administration," said Saliba. "For bar-coded
medication administration (BCMA), our compliance rate has steadily increased
from 91.25 percent when the project was initiated in May 2012, up to 95.7
percent in September 2012 — exceeding our 95 percent target — hence further
reinforcing the five rights of medication administration."

The closed-loop approach from Corniche Hospital supported by CareFusion
technologies has eliminated unnecessary processes and streamlined workflow
efficiencies to ensure checks and balances are in place for diverse steps in
medication management. This allows nurses to spend less time on administrative
tasks and more time on direct patient care. Corniche Hospital plans to begin
deploying the system to all clinical areas throughout the organization by
mid-2013.

In addition to highlighting the success of this initiative, CareFusion will be
demonstrating its breadth of medication safety and automation expertise. Gail
Berglund, executive director of Clinical Practice for CareFusion, will be
presenting on the role of "smart pumps" in transforming the safety of
medication administration (Day One, Session Three: Automation and
Informatics). Berglund will offer insight into how infusion pumps, like the
Alaris® system from CareFusion, integrate a suite of specialized hardware and
software to offer advanced features and functionality to help ensure the
highest levels of safety when administering intravenous medications. At its
exhibition area, CareFusion will also be offering demonstrations of
bi-directional interoperability capabilities of the Alaris System with the
Cerner EHR.

CareFusion also will be exhibiting a variety of solutions designed to maximize
patient safety and enhance medication management. Products on-display at the
CareFusion booth include:

  *Metro® 1760Rx cart with Pyxis® Nurse Link : Mobile access to real-time
    patient information with secure and accurate point-of-care medication
    delivery;
  *Pyxis® MedStation® 4000 system : Automated medication dispensing and
    management;
  *Pyxis® MedStation® ES system : Enterprise wide automation of the
    medication dispensing and management process;
  *Pyxis® CIISafe™ system : Controlled substance management;
  *Rowa Vmax® : Automated storage and dispensing for high-performing
    hospitals;
  *BlisPack®: First robotic system for creating unit doses from blister
    sheets; and
  *Alaris® system : The only infusion system to provide bi-directional
    interoperability for both large volume and syringe pumps.

Now in its fifth year, the 2012 Medication Safety Conference brings together
pharmacists, physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals from around
the world devoted to patient safety and medication safety best practices. For
more information about the medication safety solutions from CareFusion being
exhibited at the Medication Safety Conference, visit http://www.CareFusion.com
.

Corniche Hospital is a 235 bed, Joint Commission International (JCI)
accredited specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi, UAE dedicated to women's health
and maternity issues. About 8,000 new babies a year and 10,000 outpatient
visits a month are served. It is owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health
Services Company (SEHA) and managed for SEHA by Johns Hopkins Medicine
International.

About CareFusion

CareFusion (NYSE: CFN) is a global corporation serving the health care
industry with products and services that help hospitals measurably improve the
safety and quality of care. The company develops market-leading technologies
including Alaris® infusion pumps, Pyxis® automated dispensing and patient
identification systems, Rowa® automation solutions, AVEA®, AirLife™ and LTV®
series ventilation and respiratory products, ChloraPrep® skin prep products,
V. Mueller® surgical instruments, and an extensive line of products that
support interventional medicine. CareFusion employs more than 15,000 people
across its global operations. Since August 2011, Rowa is part of CareFusion.
More information may be found at www.carefusion.com .

This document is intended for audiences outside of the U.S.

*Products referred to in this release may not be available in all countries.
Contact your local CareFusion office to check availability.

Website: http://www.carefusion.com
Contact: Media, Troy Kirkpatrick, +1-858-617-2361,
troy.kirkpatrick@carefusion.com; Investors, Jim Mazzola, +1-858-617-1203,
jim.mazzola@carefusion.com