Clear and to the Point

20 November, 2009

The dangers of uniformity

Filed under: safety — monado @ 23:00

Did you know that in medical supplies, saline solution for blood volume and potassium chloride solution (which is poisonous except under special circumstances) are packaged in identical bags with nearly identical black & white labels marked “SODIUM CHLORIDE NaCl” and “POTASSIUM CHLORIDE KCl”? Not too surprisingly, nurses sometimes give the wrong one.

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