Passing meds in the OR

  1. After the airing of the Dateline program this fall re: the mix up of medications that cost a small child his life during a routine pediatric procedure in the OR, our OR supervisor asked several of us to write a new policy and procedure for this. It will set the procedure for the way medications are dispensed onto the back table during surgery. We currently follow the routine shown in the program of pouring meds into labeled med. cups. If someone in the reading audience has a P/P on this I would be forever grateful if you would share it with me to use as a guide as we draft our own.
    Last edit by RockieSis on Jan 12, '02
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  3. by   P_RN
    I didn't see the Dateline, but I did read the transcript on MSNBC.

    That was so tragic.