Safety Notice Propofol July 2014

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The TGA has released its latest findings and recommendations emphasising the importance of Aseptic Technique when accessing medication vials.

Action is required by health professionals who should:

  1. be aware that the outer surface of the rubber stopper and the inner surface of injection vial lid or cap are not sterile.
  2. ensure proper aseptic technique is strictly followed when preparing and administering injections, including:
  • wiping the outer surface of the rubber stopper and the injection site with a suitable disinfectant swab; and
  • allowing it to dry before inserting any device into the vial.

Safety Notice Propofol July 2014