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The Care and Handling of Anesthesia Drugs

Seek safety and efficiency in your ordering and administering.

Dan Simonson, CRNA, MHPA

Our surgical facility spends about $75,000 a year on anesthesia drugs. We've found that if we focus on how we buy, store and handle medications, we can save thousands and keep dangerous drugs secure. Here are the medication management tips that have worked well for us.

 
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