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Initiative Overview

Standardize 4 Safety is the first national, interprofessional effort to standardize medication concentrations in order to reduce errors and improve transitions of care.

These national standards will cover:

  • Concentrations and dosing units for intravenous continuous medications for adult patients.
  • Concentrations for compounded oral liquid medications.
  • Concentrations and dosing units for intravenous continuous medications for pediatric patients.
  • Doses for oral liquid medications.
  • Concentrations for intravenous intermittent medications.
  • Concentrations for PCA and epidural medications.

About S4S

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), through its Safe Use Initiative, has awarded ASHP a three-year contract to develop and implement national standardized concentrations for intravenous (IV) and oral liquid medications. Standardize 4 Safety is the first national, interprofessional effort to standardize medication concentrations in order to reduce errors and improve transitions of care. Working with partner organizations, hospitals, and pharmacist, nurse, and physician experts from across the care continuum, Standardize 4 Safety will create, test, publicize, and support the adoption of these national standardized medication concentrations. Everyone has a role; learn how you can be involved!

Ongoing Work

Adult Continuous Infusions

Expert Panel on Adult Continuous Infusions [PDF]

Posted Drafts

Compounded Oral Liquids

ASHP Oral Compound Liquids [PDF]

Expert Panel on Compounded Oral Liquids [PDF]

Resources

Presentation from ASHP’s 2015 Midyear Clinical Meeting [PDF]

Standardize 4 Safety on ASHP Connect

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​I had our peds specialists review and they are in agreement with most, and request the following edits: Aminocaproic [More]
From : Communities>>Standardize 4 Safety
On behalf of Randall Children's Hospital, I submit the following comments/suggestions: Bumetanide – Suggest only [More]