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01 September 2008

MEDICATION AND HOSPITAL ERRORS 01



1/2cc Insulin syringe for 50 units or less (bottom picture) and 1cc Tuberculin syringe (top picture)

Never interchange insulin from a tuberculin syringe. These two are different in terms of measure, labeling and calibration. There is a great risk of overdosage because there are similarities between the two. Some may interpret the 1.0 in a tuberculin syringe as 10 units. Store these syringe in a separate location with proper labeling and inform other nurses about the risk.

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5 comments :

  1. Hello Admin - dagdag ko lang, hindi din dapat gamitin ang abbreviation na U for Units napapagkamalan kase itong 0 (zero)
    ex. 100U minsan mukhang zero yung hand written na letter "U"

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  2. nursing student po ako, ask ko lang kung meron din bang available na 1cc insulin syringe? if ever, eh di mas mukhang tuberculin yun

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  3. tama ka dyan meron 1cc mas magkakamali ka dun kung yun ang gamit mo

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