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Manager's Guide to Staff & Patient Safety - October 2014

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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2 3 O C T O B E R 2 0 1 4 | S U P P L E M E N T T O 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 A re you confident that when time is short and the pressure is on, your employees can keep from confusing similar-sounding drug names? Do they understand and strictly adhere to proper medication handling protocols? Would they immediately rec- ognize a slipped decimal that turns what should be 2.5 into a dangerous 25? Are they observant enough to never mistake a microgram (mcg) for a milligram (mg)? Use this medication safety quiz at your next staff meeting to find out. M E D I C A T I O N S A F E T Y Medication Management Essentials Time to brush up on proper labeling, administration and dosing practices. Sheldon Sones, RPh, FASCP | Newington, Conn. IN SAFE HANDS Check and recheck medications before they reach the sterile field.

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