Can NS syringes be kept in an unlocked patient supply cupboard? I heard NS syringes are not classified as "medicaltion."
Prefilled syringes with NS and heparin lock solution come to market through the FDA clearance process as a combination devices because they are a combination of the drug and device. Your facility should make policies about where and how these are stored and this will usually be determined by the pharmacy. Most of the time pharmacy puchases these and therefore they control the management of them. Additionally there could be some rules from the state board of pharmacy affecting how these devices are management.
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