Medication rooms are clean and uncluttered.

Laminar flow hood is used for IV admixture when appropriate.

Visual inspection of medication containers: No Issues.

Area free of distractions.

Medication is appropriately labeled.
* Expiration dates, directions, etc..

All medications, needles and syringes are secured in locked cabinet or locked room or under constant surveillance.

Controlled substances stored to prevent diversion.

Medications stored appropriately to maintain stability.

Medications, formula, & solutions not expired beyond expiration date.

Opened multi-dose vials dated and initialed. Not expired.

Code Carts:
* Locked and marked with then first drug to expire.
* Checked per policy.
* Include defibrillator check.
* Extra locks kept secured.
* All supplies & drugs that are on the inventory list are on the cart.
*. Cart is clean.
*. O2 tank is >1/2 full

Syringes are labeled when in use.

Medication refrigerator: Only contain medications for current patients.

Breast Milk Refrigerators: Only contain milk for current patients.

Patient Bedside:
*. IV tubing is labeled per policy.
*. Medication is secured and labeled.
*. All solutions are labeled at the bedside.

Medication Carts: Doors and drawers are locked.


Greet the team with smiles and introductions.

Have a space designated for the team to conduct interviews and file reviews.

Promptly deliver materials required for review to the tracer team.

Any additional comments regarding positive or suboptimal issues observed during the tracer.

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.