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1 7 J U N E 2 0 1 4 | O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E To ensure that everyone is using the same expiration date on multi- use vials, we have a calendar in each room that indicates, on Monday through Friday, each day's 28-day expiration date right on that day's calendar square. This also makes labeling quick and easy so we can focus on patient care and not spend the time calculating expiration dates. One staff member marks up the calendars for the entire year, and another double-checks her addition. Robin Hoff, RN Orthopedic Surgery Center of Orange County Newport Beach, Calif. rhoff@oscoc.com 28-DAY CALENDAR Know When Multi-Use Vials Expire at a Glance 28-DAY CALENDAR It's simple math: Add 28 days to each day to determine the expira- tion date of multi-use vials. Robin Hoff, RN OSE_1406_part1_Layout 1 6/6/14 3:44 PM Page 17

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