oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - User applied drug labels in anaesthesia : time for action : letter to the editor
|Article Title||User applied drug labels in anaesthesia : time for action : letter to the editor|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia|
|Author||P.C. Gordon, A.R. Reed, R.L. Llewellyn and I. Joubert|
|Publication Date||Oct 2009|
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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