A Labeling System That Enhances Formulary Creation

A Labeling System That Enhances Formulary Creation

In the fast-paced environment of the OR, errors in syringe preparation and selection as well as documentation inaccuracies can occur for a number of reasons. Prepared medications are often in similar bottles with little to indicate a difference in dilution, introducing the potential for dosing errors. The labeling process can be time consuming and too often a product double-check is not conducted at the moment of preparation, risking mislabeled syringes. In addition, unused syringes that cannot be properly identified are disposed of, resulting in inventory loss and inaccurate billing.

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