e. After the solution has been prepared, it must be labeled. The label should
include the following information:
Patient's name and location.
Serial number or prescription number of the solution.
Generic name(s) of drug(s) added and amount.
Date and time of administration.
Date and time to be discarded.
Refrigeration instructions (if applicable).
Initials of person who prepared solution.
f. It is common practice to place the label on the container of IV solution so it
may be read while the solution is running (the bottle is upside down). Labels on
irrigation solutions are placed so they are upside down while the solution is running.
This prevents irrigations from being given intravenously. Irrigation solutions should be
labeled "For Irrigation Only" as well. When placing labels on base solution containers,
ensure that the name, amount, manufacturer, lot number, and expiration date of the
solution are not covered.
Section VI. WORK COUNTS
Every product produced in the sterile products area must be counted, as do the
items prepared in both the ward issue and unit dose systems. This work count is used
for manpower and budget requirements. For definitive guidance on performing inpatient
pharmacy work counts, refer to Subcourse MD0812, Introduction to Pharmacy