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Difficult Airways - April 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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L et's see how high you score on this medication safety quiz. Some of these questions are tricky. Read each care- fully. Just like look-alike medications, everything's' not always as it seems at first glance. Q Do we have to label a syringe that's drawn and then not laid down before it's injected into the patient? A No. If a syringe is drawn and then not laid down, it doesn't require labeling. So, for example, if the anesthesiologist draws up propofol and then turns and injects the propofol into the patient, you wouldn't have to label that syringe. Conversely, if he places the 1 1 7 A P R I L 2 0 1 5 | O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T Medication Safety Pop Quiz Are you complying with best practices in medication safety? Sheldon S. Sones, RPh, FASCP | Newington, Conn. z MISLABELED VIALS It's the little things that can lead to big med- ication errors in the perioperative setting. Sheldon S. Sones, RPh, FASCP

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