What is the best way to use multi-dose medication vials?
The safest thing to do is restrict each medication vial to a single patient, even if it’s a multi-dose vial. Proper aseptic technique should always be followed. If multi-dose medication vials must be used for more than one patient, the vial should only be accessed with a new sterile syringe and needle. It is also preferred that these medications not be prepared in the immediate patient care area.