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S afe management of drug therapies is an important element of achieving favorable outcomes in ambulatory surgical services. See if you and your staff can get a perfect score on this year's medication management quiz. 1. Why would Intralipid (Fat Emulsion) be on the code cart in an ortho center? a) as a long-acting analgesic b) challenge cardiotoxicity induced by bupivacaine c) emergency treatment of unexplained hypertension d) as an adjunct for malignant hyperthermia emergency reversal A b) Fat emulsion is a key agent used to help the reversal of bupiva- caine-induced cardiotoxicity. 5 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • M A Y 2 0 1 6 Take Our Medication Management Quiz 22 questions on pharmacology principles and safe medication practices. Sheldon S. Sones, RPh, FASCP Newington, Conn. • DRUG SAFETY Research has shown that around 75% of all medication errors occur at the ordering or administration phase.

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