Do Not Use a Syringe for a Topical Product – A Focus on Chlorhexidine Disinfectant Solutions
This bulletin provides recommendations to eliminate the unacceptable practice of using syringes for topical products. To prevent inadvertent injection of topical solutions, hospitals should ensure topical solutions are available in ready-to-use labelled formats. They should also develop separate, easily differentiated processes for the storage, preparation, and handling of medications intended for topical application and those intended for parenteral injection.
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