Dangers Associated With Shared Multidose Vials
MedSun: Newsletter #27, August 2008
Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority - Safety Advisory
Research shows that up to 25% of healthcare practitioners re-enter vials with needles just injected into patients. There has been at least one report in PA-PSRS documenting this behavior, and similar actions may not have been reported because practitioners may be unaware that routinely re-entering vials with used needles and reusing syringes is placing patients at risk for infection from contamination.
Dangers Associated With Shared Multidose Vials. Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority – Safety Advisory. June 2008.