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Intravenous Admixture Preparation Considerations, Part 9-B: Error Prevention in Intravenous Admixture Preparation

Author(s):  Allen Loyd V Jr

Issue:  May/Jun 2021 - Volume 25, Number 3
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Abstract:  Intravenous admixture compounding is common practice in most hospitals throughout the world, regardless of the country in which one is practicing. Compounding intravenous medications involves risk, as there is a high potential for error due to their complexity in compounding and working in an aseptic environment, which itself poses issues for the compounder. Part 1 of this 2-part series discussed the: • Background • Types of Errors • Where Errors can Occur • Automated Parenteral Nutrition Compounding Systems • Accuracy and Strength Issues • Medication Error Prevention This Part 2 discusses: • Standardization of Compounded Sterile Preparations • Personnel Competency • Compliance issues • Sources of Error and Considerations for Prevention

Related Keywords: Loyd V. Allen, Jr., PhD, RPh, medication errors, intravenous drug admixtures, compounded sterile preparations, drug standardization, standardized doses, drug safety, parenteral administration, personnel competency, sources of error

Related Categories: PARENTERALS, STERILE PREPARATIONS, QUALITY CONTROL, UNITED STATES PHARMACOPEIA CONVENTIONS, HOSPITAL PHARMACY

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