1. Prentiss, Andrea S. PhD, RN, CNS-BC, ARNP-BC, CCRN
  2. Cockerel, Alice MSN, RN, ONC, CNL
  3. Butler, Eve PhD, RN


Injectable medications have been found to be associated with a higher incidence of errors than with other medication preparations. Carpuject syringe systems have been implemented to protect patients and improve safety; however, an overall lack of knowledge of the device was discovered. The purpose of this study, using a pre/postsurvey design, was to investigate nursing knowledge of and practices with the prefilled Carpuject syringe system and narcotic dilution practices before and after multidisciplinary interventions. Statistically significant differences were found before and after interventions.