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Labelling of Parenteral IV Solutions

Based on the INS SOP's I cannot locate a standard addressing labeling of parenteral IV solutions (as previously noted in earlier versions) not compounded/labelled within the pharmacy.  Previously it has been our practice to label all IV fluids hung with patient name, IV solution, volume, rate of infusion, time initiated, exp. date/time if indicated, and lot # if indicated.  Recently I have been challenged with: since labelling is not specified in INS standards is it really necessary.  What is the answer regarding Best Practice?

Thanks, Nancy

 See Standard 17 page S24 and

 See Standard 17 page S24 and Standard 61, PC #E, page S86. This would apply to fluids compounded in the pharmacy and those taken from floor stock or some other non-pharmacy source. Lynn

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

126 Main Street, PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

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