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Why Do ASCs Fail? - August 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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2 1 A U G U S T 2 0 1 5 | 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 S A F E M E D I C A T I O N P R A C T I C E Know the Drug's Expiration Date at a Glance W hen you open a multiple- dose vial of eye drops, use round colored stickers you can buy at any stationery store to note the open date and the 28-day expira- tion date. Here's how: • Cut a green sticker in half and place it over a red round stick- er on the bottle. • Mark the open date on the green sticker and the expira- tion date on the red sticker. • The staff member who handwrites the dates on the stickers should also include her initials on the sticker. This is a simple way to clearly document and conform to your phar- macy policy. Ann Riley, RN, BS The Eye Institute Surgery Center Melbourne, Fla. ariley@seebetterbrevard.com z GOOD-TILL DATE Use red and green stickers to mark the open and the 28-day expiration date on multiple-dose drug vials. Ann Riley, RN, BS

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