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You play a vital role in preventing administration of outdated meds.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.

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