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How IV Bag Label Redesign Can Save Lives
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Labels on bags of IV fluids that are designed to be easy to read in a medical emergency can prevent medical errors and save lives, suggests a recent study recently published in the Journal of Patient Safety.

The study looked at a group of 96 anesthesia trainees, who, in a simulated medical emergency, were asked to administer hetastarch, a blood plasma volume-increasing fluid, to a patient who was losing blood.