Volume 3/Issue 4, July 2007
Safe enteral and parenteral administration
In March 2007 the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) issued Patient Safety Alert 19 promoting safer measurement and administration of liquid medicines via oral and other enteral routes1. The Alert recommends the NHS and the independent sector to use oral syringes and enteral feeding systems with connectors that will not fit intravenous syringes to avoid wrong route errors with oral liquid medicines.
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