Improve Safety Of Using Medications

Prep area for meds.
Medication preparation area.

You can reduce the most common drug errors made in the OR during medications preparation and administration by labeling medications.  Include medication name, strength, quantity, diluent and volume, preparation & expiration date/ time. 

Staff must use clean or sterile techniques and maintain clean, uncluttered and functionally separate areas for medication preparation to avoid contamination of medications. 

Try to abstain from preparing medications in an area where the counter is cluttered with cell phones, computers and charts. 

Make sure you clean and disinfect the area before and after preparation. 

Here’s to your success,

NB

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