Where can I locate additional information on safe medication practices for multi-dose vials?
A. The Safe Injection Practices Coalition has developed the One & Only Campaign which is: “A public health campaign, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC), to raise awareness among patients and healthcare providers about safe injection practices. The campaign aims to eradicate outbreaks resulting from unsafe injection practices”. The website for this campaign provides excellent resources for staff and patients.
- Does the 28 day expiration on multi-dose vials apply to their use in additional compounding, or does it apply to only administration of that preparation?
- Will providers receive additional ancillary supplies if they are using multi-dose vials to administer vaccine to children aged 6-35 months?
- What is the best way to use multi-dose medication vials?