Medications in the OR

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Medications in the OR

Medications Administered in the OR

Hospital Policy1. The circulating RN and scrub person are responsible for proper labeling of medications, solutions and/or irrigants2. Prior to dispensing medications/solutions/irrigants to the sterile field, the RN must read the ladel aloud to the scrub person and show the scrub person the label/expiration date3.The scrub person then reads aloud the label on the medication/solution/irrigant verifying he/she is receiving the correct medication/solution/irrigant4. The RN then dispenses the medication onto the sterile field and again reads the label aloud to the scrub person5. The scrub person then identifies the medication/solution/irrigant on the field by labeling the syringes/receptacle/devices with name and strength6. When the scrub person passes the medication/solution/irrigant to the surgeon, he/she must verbalize the name and dose/concentration for verification7. Ordered prophylactic antibiotics are given within 30 to 60 minutes prior to incision8. Any medication or solution found unlabeled on the field will be discarded9. All original containers from medications or solutions that contain medications will remain available for reference in the perioperative area until conlusion of the procedure10. At shift change or break relief, all medications and solutions, on and off the sterile field, and their labels, are reviewed by entering and exiting personnel

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References:(Burlingame, Denholm, Link, Ogg, Spruce, Spry, Van Wicklin, Wood, 2015)(St. Peter’s Health Partners, 2014)(The Joint commission for accreditation of Hospitals, 2015)


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