5 Steps to Safer Injections
1. Never use a single-dose or single-use vial for more than one patient, case, procedure or injection.
2. Select the smallest medication vial that meets your treatment/purchasing needs.
3. Multi-dose vials should be dedicated to a single patient, when possible. If not, they should not be stored in the immediate patient treatment area.
4. Discard single-dose vials after they have been opened or accessed or after expiration.
5. Discard medication when sterility is not verifiable.
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