TITLE

Color-coding process for monitoring medication beyond-use dates

AUTHOR(S)
Hattoy, Stephanie; Kozakiewicz, Janet; Seo, Teresa
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;10/1/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 19/20, p1591
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the use of colored stripe through the color-coding process to monitor beyond-use dates and expiration of medications. It mentions that the colored stripe was applied to the paper used on the unit-dose packager, in which the color shows the month when the product was repacked. It states that the color-coding system enable the pharmacy staff to distinguish if the beyond-use date is near. Moreover, it highlights the challenges encountered in replacing the package's color.
ACCESSION #
53924058

 

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