February USP 797 Tip of the Day: Weigh bulk ingredients on an electronic scale with a printer.

Weigh bulk ingredients on an electronic scale with a printer.

When improperly performed, this activity has led to patient harm and death. Having documentation (the printout) to support the weight of the ingredients is an important verification step in the compounding process. There have been several sentinel events involving overdoses of medications when bulk ingredients were weighed out incorrectly.

Daily tips in February are from a document Eric S. Kastango produced in 2006.
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