Dispensing Process for Non-Traditional Route Administrations Delivered in IV Syringe (e.g. bladder instillation, inhaled, etc)

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Dispensing Process for Non-Traditional Route Administrations Delivered in IV Syringe (e.g. bladder instillation, inhaled, etc)

Hi All,

Interested in dispensing process best practices for products that are drawn up in IV syringes that are not intended to be administered via IV route. For example, bladder irrigation solutions, inhaled pentamidine, alteplase for chest tube administration, etc.

We are evaluating our standards to determine if there is a need to require nurse pick up for these types of products referenced above. Of note, we have other safeguards in place including appropriate route of administration on MAR, auxiliary labeling "not for IV use", etc.

1. Does your institution dispense these types of medications referenced above in leur lock IV syringes? If so, do you have a different delivery process (e.g. require nurse pick up, etc)?
2. Do you dispense any of these medications in non-IV syringes (e.g. slip tip, etc)?

Thank you in advance, appreciate any insight!
Best,
Courtney