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



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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