Monthly Archives: March 2006

Water Temperature of Eye Wash Stations

Do you know of a standard or regulation that requires the water temperature of eyewash stations to be tepid? ANSI standards (2004) recommend that the water temperature at eyewash stations should be “tepid”. A specific temperature is not given. ANSI … Continue reading

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Read Back Process Critical Lab Results

Our facility is looking at the read back process for our critical lab values. Currently as the nursing unit is being called with a critical lab value, the computer is printing the value, which the RN/LPN has immediate access to. … Continue reading

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Storage of IV Solutions

Do IV solutions have to be secured the same as medications? IV solutions must be secured. The Joint Commission defines medications to include prescription medications, sample medications, herbal medications, vitamins, nutraceuticals, over-the-counter drugs, vaccines, contrast agents, radioactive medications, respiratory therapy … Continue reading

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