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Accidental IV infusion of heparinized irrigation in the OR.

ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. December 1, 2016;21:1-3.

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December 21, 2016

ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. December 1, 2016;21:1-3.

Accidental administration of irrigation solutions are a wrong-route error that can result in harm. This newsletter article reviews factors that contribute to these incidents in the operating room, such as unlabeled solutions, look-alike labeling, and line connection issues. Recommendations to reduce risks include communicating during transitions, safe storage, and immediate labeling.

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ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. December 1, 2016;21:1-3.

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