10+ Year Member
- Feb 8, 2008
- Pharmacy Student
From what I know of sterile compounding, there should have been a bottle of sterile water that had been opened on the tray when the pharmacist checked it, along with the syringe used (set to the proper volume).
Anyone with more experience, feel free to weigh in.
I ALWAYS leave the solution I used to dilute the drug with with a syringe pulled back with the volume used, then the diluted drug, and then the syringe showing how much of the drug was used.
A 0.9% NaCl vial and a 4mEq/mL NaCl vial are about as different as you can get in every way. Different volumes, different material, different colors, warnings galore on the concentrated vials....
He should have caught the mistake, but if for some reason it was the hospitals policy that the diluent was not required in checking a compounded product....management should be taking this heat and not him.