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Compounding Disaster - July 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U l y 2 0 1 6 D o you store code cart locks in a cart drawer? Not a good idea. Here's why. Someone who needs a drug could enter an unlocked cart, fail to replen- ish what she took and inadvertently relock the cart. Unlocked carts could also lead to undetected abuse. Supervisors should have control of the locks and be made aware of the need to replace them. Sheldon S. Sones, RPh, FASCP Safe Medication Management for Healthcare Providers Newington, Conn. shelsones@aol.com Don't Store locks in Code Carts • LOCK GUARD Code cart locks should be under the direct control of the clinical director or PACU supervisor. Sheldon S. Sones, RPh, FASCP Ideas Work That

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