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Standardized Medication Concentrations (SMCs)

Medication errors are the largest identified source of preventable hospital medical errors. Parenteral medication errors, in particular, are nearly three times as likely to cause harm or death compared to other errors. Decreasing the number of concentrations and volume options available for the same medication reduces the risk that someone will select, dispense or administer the wrong concentration. Accreditation Canada has included limiting and standardizing medication concentrations as a Major Test of Compliance under the High-Alert Medication Required Organizational Practice (ROP).  Click here to view the Covenant Health Standardized Medication Concentrations (SMC) for Parenteral Administration policy.

For all all Standardized Medication Concentrations (SMC) resources, please click here to visit CLiC.