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Best Labeling Practices for Anesthesia Labels and Tapes

Published: 2020-08-27
Best Labeling Practices for Anesthesia Labels and Tapes
Best Labeling Practices for Anesthesia Labels and Tapes

When it comes to performing surgery, proper anesthesia dosages and types are essential. Anesthesia helps the patient stay asleep during operations and prevents them from feeling pain during the procedure.

Improper anesthesia dosages can have drastic consequences to the patients' well-being. Too little anesthesia, and they could wake up during surgery, too much, and they may not wake up at all. Everything must be labelled and administered to ensure this does not happen. 

Different types of anesthesia are used in the Healthcare and Veterinary industries. By having color-coded labels, the anesthesiologist can quickly identify the type of drug that is being used during surgery. 

At Nev's Ink, we provide high-quality anesthesia labels and tapes. These labels and tapes are color-coded with the name of the drug printed on them. There is also space to write the dosage percentage, date, time and initials of the practitioner administering the drug. 

Like medications, anesthesia labels and tapes require specific information to be indicated on a label, such as:

  • Drug type
  • Expiration Date and Time. 
  • Dosage 
  • Strength
  • Initials of administering practitioner

Color coding also helps in identifying the many different types of anesthesia.  Particular drug groupings have common colors, or colors can be customized to your needs, some common drug color coding’s are:   

  • Anticholinergic Agents – Green
  • Hypotensive Agents – White w/ Violet Stripes
  • Induction Agents – Yellow
  • Local Anesthetics – Gray
  • Major Tranquilizers – Salmon
  • Muscle Relaxants – Fluorescent Red
  • Narcotics – Blue
  • Narcotic Antagonists – White w/ Blue Stripes
  • Relaxant Antagonists – White w/ Red Stripes
  • Tranquilizers – Orange
  • Vasopressors – Violet

A full list of anesthesia labels and tapes are available on our website. When everything is labeled correctly, there are less chances of errors. 

When administering anesthesia, the practitioner must also take into consideration other medications / drugs that may be used during surgery. The name of the medications / drugs must be indicated clearly to avoid any dangerous side effects when mixed with anesthesia.

Nev’s Ink understands the importance of proper labeling and that hospitals and veterinary clinics need immediate access to these important supplies.  We pride ourselves on our support of these markets with industry leading fulfillment of stock items within 24 hours and custom items in no more than six days.

Since 1989, our customers have come to rely on our high-quality products for their business; our customer service tradition is why we boast a 96% retention rate. There has never been a problem we couldn't solve. 

If you at any time you need help with your order or need more information on any of our products, you can visit our website or give us a call at 1-800-638-7465, we will answer any questions you may have. 

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