Alert Your Admin if You See Misleading Manufacturer Labels
You'll hear about ways to avoid med errors due to product label confusion.
Total dose. Double-check the total amount of drug in each package...to prevent compounding and dispensing errors.
In a recent case, a patient got DOUBLE the intended dose of potassium chloride oral liquid. The label stated 20 mEq/15 mL in bold lettering...leading a nurse to believe each cup contains 20 mEq. But the cups actually contain 40 mEq...since they hold a TOTAL of 30 mL.