Woodstock, GA – March 24, 2014 – The Institute for Safe Medication Practice (ISMP) published their 2014-15 Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals in January 2014. ISMP states the goal of Best Practice #5 is to “use liquid medication dosing devices that only display volume using the metric scale (mL)”. ISMP cites the potential for medication measurement mix-ups and hopes to reduce that risk by issuing their Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices.
In response to this best practice recommendation, NeoMed has removed all teaspoon gradient markings from their Pharmacy Oral Dispenser line. NeoMed plans to have the new Pharmacy Oral Dispensers with milliliter-only markings ready for delivery in May for small volumes (less than 12 mL) and June for large volumes (20 mL – 60 mL).
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