Don't Let Patients Get Meds Past Their Expiration or Beyond-Use Dates
You play a vital role in preventing administration of outdated meds.
Giving meds before their expiration or beyond-use date helps guarantee qualities such as potency, stability, and sterility.
Typically, the manufacturer assigns the expiration date that applies to the original product. You'll need to assign some meds a beyond-use date...which is usually shorter than the expiration date.