Conventional vs. Lipid-based product confusion and nurse dilution of drugs

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Darryl Rich
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Conventional vs. Lipid-based product confusion and nurse dilution of drugs

I was wondering if anyone have develop effective strategies for:

  1. Preventing confusion between conventional and lipid-based (liposomal) products of the same drug product. I know some people have dealt with amphotericin B vs. liposomal amphotericin B by only stocking one agent, but am curious about what people have done when both products are needed (like chemo).
  2. Getting nurses to NOT dilute drugs on the patient care unit that do not require dilution?

If you feel that you have a good process for either of these two issues, I would appreciate if you would respond in this forum or send me a separate email at drich@ismp.org. I would like to talk with you about what you have done.