oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - User applied drug labels in anaesthesia : time for action : letter to the editor

Volume 15, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



In 1985 Professor Pat Foster from Tygerberg Hospital under the auspices of the SA Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA) and South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) pioneered the development of a national standard of colour-coded syringe labels for anaesthetic drugs. This colour coding system has been modified and adopted by authorities in Australasia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

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