I have checked the standards and the INS p&p book for guidance and now come to all of you.Â Can you please give me feedback on the following.Â References that I have not thought of would be appreciated.
Labeling of IV solutions and drugs.
Â -if the IV solution or med (piggyback/secondary) has a pharmacy label on it, there is the required info of what it is, what was added, patient info, when and who mixed, etc.Â
If this is present, why does the nurse need to date, time, and initial the label?
-if the IV solution is a 'stock' solution, is it necessary to have the bag labeled if it has been 'scanned'.
I am old-school and think they all should be labeled by the nurse hanging/initiating, but am frequently challenged on this.Â It is felt that if they have 'scanned' it into the electronic MAR, they should not have to do anything else.
I don't want to get stuck in my rut here, so help me re-align my thinking if necessary.