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Dangerous Pre-Filled Syringe ~ Is It Time To Pause And Reflect?

Pre-Filled Syringe Safety Concerns

ISMP can envision other problems not mentioned in response to the survey when using prefilled cartridges as vials. Nurses may want to dilute small volumes of IV push medications to aid slow administration, or they may want to dilute doses of IV…

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Added by Christopher Green on September 21, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Pre-Filled Syringe ~ A Dangerous Alternative?

Nurses reported concerns associated with using the cartridges as vials. These nurses expressed concern about potential SAFETY ISSUES with this practice, including:

  • Risk of contamination after entry into a medication cartridge not intended for puncture as a vial

  • Risk of contamination when using single-use cartridges as multidose…

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Added by Christopher Green on August 21, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

FDA ::: Warns of IV Compatibility Issues for Prefilled Glass Syringes

Compatibility issues have been reported between certain prefilled needleless glass syringes and pin-activated needleless intravenous (IV) access systems, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday.

Connection attempts may cause the pin to break, thus clogging the syringe or causing damage to the IV tubing and/or needleless…

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Added by Christopher Green on August 21, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments

Dangers of Prefilled Syringes

ISMP recently conducted a survey of our nursing audience on Carpuject prefilled syringe cartridges for injectable medications. The survey revealed two troubling safety issues that may place patients at risk:

  • Many nurses were unaware of an important product safety issue with Carpuject cartridges that could lead to OVERDOSES with high-alert…
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Added by Christopher Green on April 19, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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