go too far and start demanding practices that have minimal if any relevance to patient care. They suddenly seem like they are just making it up so they have a reason to exist.
After our last inspection, the JC demanded that we label all syringes with the name and concentration of the drug within, date and time the syringe, and your initials. This rule applies to ALL syringes, even the sterile drugs we draw in the course of preparing for a regional anesthetic. The only exceptions are drugs we draw up then immediately push into the patient without our hands ever leaving the syringe. You can see how that can be problematic if you're wearing sterile gloves and have to label sterile syringes.
Despite months of protests and letter exchanges, even with the backing of the ASA, the JC would not back down from their demand for labeling sterile syringes. So this is the solution our department has concocted. On every regional anesthesia package, we now tape a sterile marker to the box for use to label the sterile syringes. Now we have a solution for a problem we never knew we had. Thank you TJC for looking after patient safety. I'm sure this will save as many lives as your rule for placing the dirty laundry basket at least five feet away from the trash basket.