01 September 2008
MEDICATION AND HOSPITAL ERRORS 01
Posted by Admin on Monday, September 01, 2008 in HOSPITAL ERRORS | Comments : 5
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.