preventing look-alike antibiotic syringe mixups

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Julie Kindsfater
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preventing look-alike antibiotic syringe mixups

Any novel ideas beyond segregating storage, tallmanning, different syringe sizes, and barcode scanning? I am part of recently merged health care organization. Half used to color code ceFAZolin 1 and 3 gram and cefTRIAXone 1 and 2 gram syringes, the other used white labels.

I tend to be in the white label camp along w/ISMP to force people to read/not foster reliance on color, but also see the value that colors help you see if one syringe is misstocked in the wrong bin and you can match syringes to color coded bins in addition to barcoding.

Thoughts/creativity/safety appreciated!