Use of Multi-dose Medications


ASORN Recommended Practice: Use of Multi-dose Medications


 To establish guidelines for use of multi-dose ophthalmic medications.


Drugs and biologicals must be handled and provided in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws. Healthcare organizations using multi-dose eyedrop bottles for multiple patients must follow the instructions on the labeling.  Eyedrop medications labeled as multi-dose may be used for more than one patient if, and only if, aseptic technique and standard precautions are followed. Any medication labeled as single-use must be discarded immediately after use on a single patient.

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Use of Multi-dose Medication


Waste No More - Editorial Article

The Facts, Costs and Environmental Impact of Multi-Use Ophthalmic Drops & Ophthalmic Ointments

FDA Letter from Dr. Wiley A. Chambers