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Reducing Risk of Improper Intrathecal Drug Injection

Purpose:

To minimize the risk of injecting a wrong drug or drug concentration into the intrathecal space.

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors, prevention

ICD-10:

T36-T50

Description:

Therapeutic agents may be injected into the intrathecal space in order to treat malignant or infectious diseases. Injecting the wrong drug or dosage may result in severe neurological complications or death. Steps can be taken to reduce the chance for the occurrence of these misadventures.

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