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National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) Standards

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Element of Performance

In perioperative and other procedural settings both on and off the sterile field, medication or solution labels include the following:
  • Medication or solution name

  • Strength

  • Amount of medication or solution containing medication (if not apparent from the container)

  • Diluent name and volume (if not apparent from the container)

  • Expiration date and time

The date and time are not necessary for short procedures, as defined by the facility.

Identified Risk


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