Tuesday, November 06, 2007

it's vec-u-ro-ni-um

Ever since my first year, we have had medication labels on our anesthesia cart reading "VERCURONIUM." I figured this extra R was just a one-off printing error, but if that's the case, our institution must have bought the mother of all batches, because two years later, I'm still using the VERCURONIUM labels. Was it too much to expect that the makers of anesthesia medication syringe labels would have a proofreading department? Apparently so--there's another lot of labels (coincidentally for the same medication) that reads "VECURONIOM." Perhaps we ordered these stickers from one of those outlet malls, the ones where you can save on brand names, so long as you don't mind wearing slightly irregular socks, or jeans with crooked seams.