I need some information on best practices for labeling of IV tubing when the patient has multiple infusions.
1.Â Should a tubing be labeled with the name of the mediation being infused? (ex - morphine, maintenance, dobutamine)
2. Is more than one label required?
3. Where should this label(s) be placed along the tubing?
4. How do the channel labels on IV pumps contribute to this?
We are trying to establish a best practice to prevent hanging a medication to the wrong IV channel. This has implications for mismatched tubing connections too. (ex - tube feeding to IV etc)