Monthly Archives: December 2006

Expiration Date of Insulin Multi-Dose Vials

Once a multi-dose vial of insulin is opened when does it expire?  Is it 28 days (refrigerated) or the manufacturer's expiration date?  I was informed that there is a 2005 FDA notice that says 28 days. According to USP <797>, the … Continue reading

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Prenatal Record as History and Physical

Does a pregnant woman's prenatal record suffice as a history and physical if she needs to have a C-section, or does a separate H&P need to be completed by the physician prior to the surgery? JCAHO standard PC.2.120, EP6 states … Continue reading

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Availability of an Anesthesiologist for After-hours Surgical Patients

Must an anesthesiologist be in-house until after-hours surgical patients, who have received general or spinal anesthesia, are recovered? Upon researching this topic, nothing could be found that answered your question directly. Below you will find excerpts from CMS Conditions of … Continue reading

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