Prevent Cases of Mistaken Identity With IV Infusions

Look-alike packaging is leading to IV infusion confusion.

Recently, a premixed regular insulin drip (Myxredlin) was given instead of a cefazolin IV piggyback...and the BP med nicardipine was infused instead of the antiarrhythmic amiodarone.

It's not surprising...each med pair comes in packaging with similar coloring, shape, and size.

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