Effect of pharmaceutical services on adherence to criteria-for-use guidelines in the operating room.

@article{Higgins1999EffectOP,
  title={Effect of pharmaceutical services on adherence to criteria-for-use guidelines in the operating room.},
  author={Bruce Higgins and Payal S. Patel and David S. Bach},
  journal={American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists},
  year={1999},
  volume={56 10},
  pages={977-82}
}
Guidelines for the use of neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) and sedatives during two- to four-hour surgical procedures were developed, and the effect of pharmacy presence on adherence to the guidelines was determined. Differences in cost per dose of the NMBAs pancuronium bromide, cisatracurium besylate, and vecuronium bromide were determined… CONTINUE READING