New needle, new syringe – every time!
November 30, 2010
- Follow aseptic practices during the preparation and administration of injected medications.
- Use medications packaged as single-use vials for only one patient.
- Administer medications from the same syringe to more than one patient, even if the needle is changed.
- Enter a vial with a used syringe or needle.
Originally published in the November 30, 2010, issue of The Link