Sterility of pediatric lipid emulsions repackaged by an automated compounding device.

@article{Ybarra2011SterilityOP,
  title={Sterility of pediatric lipid emulsions repackaged by an automated compounding device.},
  author={Joseph V Ybarra and Warren E. Rose and Caitlin S. Curtis and Gordon S. Sacks},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={391-4}
}
BACKGROUND The daily requirement of intravenous (IV) lipid in pediatric patients is often less than the volumes and sizes available in prepackaged, commercially available preparations. In clinical practice, IV lipid emulsions (IVLEs) have been repackaged into syringes to prevent infusions from exceeding 12 hours, to reduce waste, and to improve patient safety. Recent data suggest an increasing risk of contamination when these preparations are repackaged manually. This study investigates the… CONTINUE READING

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