We have a Safe Label System in the OR which prints labels upon scanning the upc - it’ll read out loud the medication as an added safety measure. I then scan the barcoded label into Epic when I administer the drug. Nothing beats reading the label, but these redundancies can only be helpful. It’s also a great compliance tool for when regulatory agencies come visiting - syringes and bags always labeled, dated, dose/ml, timed and initialed by person logged into the printer - presumably the person drawing the drug.
I should clarify that my primary means of checking involves always reading the labels. Secondary check is probably scanning the barcode into Epic. I only use the Safe Label System for medications I'm not giving immediately or in total (ie: partial doses). No need to label a medication/syringe that I'm drawing and dosing immediately.What if it’s a drug that you weren’t anticipating of using? Do you find it hard to pull let’s say atropine, wait for the machine to read it, to draw up the meds and give it?
atropine or epinephrine or succinylcholine take your pick of drugs that you usually don’t have in a syringe already. Especially in the days of, drugs expire in 2 seconds after it hits air?
So whats the most number of drugs you can mix together in one syringe?
Can ppf, remi, roc, dilaudid, dex, ancef, ketorolac go in one syringe? Asking for a friend