The following are excerpts from the newsletter
- Survey of automated dispensing
shows need for practice improvements and safer system design.
- Patients must demonstrate comprehension of medication
- Safety Briefs
- Hospitals using IVAC infusion pumps should be aware
that some of the check valves used for piggybacking with
IVAC administration sets may be difficult to prime, thus
preventing gravity flow of IV solutions during IV set
- Reports of problems prompt McNeil Consumer Healthcare
to begin distributing TYLENOL concentrated drops
in a new container designed to help prevent accidental
overdoses. The new bottle, referred to as the SAFE-TY-LOCK
package, has floppy cusps within its neck ) that admit
a dropper into the container, but act as one way valves,
preventing gravity flow of the concentrate suspension
out of the container and making it difficult or impossible
to pour out teaspoonful amounts.
Picture of SAFE-TY-LOCK mechanism.
- Janssen Pharmaceutica has revised warnings for PROPULSID.
- The Committee for Proprietary Medicinal Products in
Europe is recommending that the license for oral and IV
TROVAN be suspended.
- Have an idea for us? We'd like your input on services
and products that would support your error prevention
efforts. Call Mike or Judy at 215 947 7797 or e-mail