Discover why more hospitals and surgery centers choose PharMEDium prefilled syringes.

Outsourced sterile compounding is often a strategic decision for advancing patient safety and creating operational efficiency—especially in the perioperative/operating room (OR) setting.

As an FDA registered 503B Outsourcing Facility, PharMEDium endeavors to provide the broadest portfolio of compounded sterile preparations (CSPs) and ready to use prefilled OR Anesthesia syringes available.

Clear, concise PharMEDium syringe labels support accurate identification to help ensure the right medication is dispensed and administered.

Along with the assurance of PharMEDium’s proven quality, safety and consistent supply, our customers appreciate these service features and benefits:

  • Wide selection of concentrations for effective dosing, minimal waste
. Providing drugs in commonly requested single dosage forms with extended dating can reduce drug waste by 61 percent.(1)
  • Clear labeling. Patented label design to help promote safe drug administration. PharMEDium’s industry-leading labeling is uniquely designed to help reduce the potential for medication errors.(2,3) Easy-to-read TALLman lettering, large pronounced numbers, and unique shapes help differentiate drugs and doses facilitate accurate dispensing and administration. Adopting pre-labeled, ready to use syringes from an FDA Registered 503B Outsourcing Facility like PharMEDium fosters a reduction of drug-related errors (incorrect dilution, vial / ampule misidentification, syringe swap) associated with labeling and preparation. (4)

PharMEDium labeling supports the color differentiation of anesthesia syringe medications as endorsed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

Labeling Features

  1. TALLman lettering
  2. Unique shapes to differentiate doses in a specific drug family to reduce the potential for drug switch when using multiple drugs or concentrations.
  3. ASTM Standard for color differentiation.
  4. DQSA labeling requirements for 503B registrants.
  5. Expiration date, NDC number, lot number and composite bar code are clearly displayed.
  6. Vertical stripe with drug name and dual circumferential drug name to support drug recognition during administration.

Additional benefits of PharMEDium Prefilled Syringes:

  • Syringe bar coding for traceability and efficient scanning with compatible anesthesia carts and automated dispensing cabinets. Embedded Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tagging also available.
  • Expiration dating established through stability testing.
  • Room temperature storage for most prefilled syringes (PFS).

90% of providers surveyed agreed
that prefilled syringes saved them time in preparing for surgical procedures. (5)


Our Operating Room Work Flow Analysis (WFA) helps drive other meaningful improvements.

PharMEDium’s Operating Room (OR) Workflow Analysis is designed to assist hospital pharmacies in improving medication management for safe perioperative care while boosting compliance and operational efficiency in Anesthesia and the Operating Room.

As a value added service, an experienced PharMEDium OR Specialist (with GHX Vendormate Credentialing) can assist your Pharmacy leaders with:

  • Medication waste reduction based on confidential audits
  • Tray & drug standardization, and OR workflow improvements
  • Medication inventory management & storage optimization
  • Adherence to USP Chapter <797> and regulatory standards for medication safety
  • Improved communication between Pharmacy & Anesthesia staff
  • Action plans that benefit both Anesthesia and Pharmacy

Examples of Operating Room Services*

Anticholinergic Agents

atropine

glycopyrrolate

Anticoagulant

heparin

Antiemetic

dexamethasone

Beta Blockers

esmolol

labetalol

Induction Agents

ketamine

methohexital

Local Anesthetics

buffered lidocaine

bupivacaine

lidocaine (preserved and preservative free)

ropivacaine

Myocardial Imaging Agent

adenosine

Neuromuscular Blocking (NMB) Agents

cisatracurium

rocuronium

succinylcholine

VECuronium

NMB Reversal Agent

Neostigmine

Opiate Agonists

fentaNYL

HYDROmorphone

methadone

morphine

remifentanil

Sedatives

midazolam

Vasopressors

ePHEDrine

EPINEPHrine

NORepinephrine

PHENYLephrine

 

 

* List of available admixtures is subject to change. Please visit PharMEDium’s Customer Resource Center (CRC) at pharmedium.com for a current list of available services and new product announcements.

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