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September 24, 2014

Medication safety in the operating room: a survey of preparation methods and drug concentration consistencies in children's hospitals in the United States.

Shaw RE, Litman RS. Medication Safety in the Operating Room: A Survey of Preparation Methods and Drug Concentration Consistencies in Children's Hospitals in the United States. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2014;40(10):471-5.

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Shaw RE, Litman RS. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2014;40:471-5.

In 2010, the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation recommended that hospital pharmacies supply premixed solutions or prefilled syringes of commonly used anesthetic medications. Despite this recommendation, this convenience sample of 34 children's hospitals across the United States found that the majority of medications administered by anesthesiologists in 2012 were still prepared by the provider at the bedside.

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Shaw RE, Litman RS. Medication Safety in the Operating Room: A Survey of Preparation Methods and Drug Concentration Consistencies in Children's Hospitals in the United States. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2014;40(10):471-5.