ISMP Survey Reveals User Issues With Carpuject Prefilled Syringes

ISMP Medication Safety Alert 

In This Article

Abstract and Introduction


ISMP recently conducted a survey of our nursing audience on Carpuject prefilled syringe cartridges for injectable medications. The survey revealed two troubling safety issues that may place patients at risk:

  • Many nurses were unaware of an important product safety issue with Carpuject cartridges that could lead to overdoses with high-alert medications.

  • Many nurses reported using Carpuject prefilled cartridges as single- and multiple-dose vials, withdrawing all or part of the medication in the cartridge into a syringe, often unlabeled, before administration.