harley007 109 Posts Specializes in rehab-med/surg-ICU-ER-cath lab. Dec 29, 2007 Speaking of this topic our sedation IV medications are drawn up marked with pre-printed labels. The used vial is then left next to the syringe. If someone breaks you from a case, say for lunch, and the MD wants a further IV dose of medication then the next nurse is expected to use the already drawn up medication. Thoughts?This is a hospital accepted/joint commission approved procedure. The joint commission actually suggested the pre -printed labels rather than hand written. I am not sure if this makes a difference but this is a cath lab with all medication orders given verbally. In many ways it is a ER like situation due to the rapid need of the medications. Thanks for your opinions.