Medication safety in the operating room: a survey of preparation methods and drug concentration consistencies in children's hospitals in the United States.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
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.