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.

Additional Information:

Dangers Associated With Shared Multidose Vials. Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority – Safety Advisory. June 2008.

http://www.psa.state.pa.us/psa/lib/psa/advisories/v5n2june_2008/jun_2008_v5_n2_article_multidose.pdf


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