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Battle Post-op Pain Without Opioids - April 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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A P R I L 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 5 5 C an pre-filled syringes reduce the many medication errors that can occur during sur- gery? When you consider all the factors involved in getting things right, it seems likely. Here are 12 advantages of using pre-filled syringes in the OR. 1. They prevent labeling errors. With consistent, legible, standardized labeling on every syringe, readability errors are much less likely. Compounders also use "tall man" lettering, standard color-coding, bar coding or RFID technology and tamper-evident caps. 2. They extend shelf lives. Traditional succinylcholine, once removed Patient safety is just one of many reasons you should use pre-filled syringes. The Case for Pre-Packaged Medications Steven Vitcov, MD San Francisco, Calif. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN • CLEAR ADVANTAGE Pre-filled syringes offer consistent, legible, standardized labeling, making readability errors much less likely.

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