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Predrawn prehospital medications are microbiologically safe for up to 48 hours
  1. Torgrim Soeyland1,
  2. Alan Garner2,
  3. Sam Vidler3,
  4. Cristian Humberto Gutierrez4,
  5. Arnold Foster5,
  6. Jane Kitcher5
  1. 1Hunter Retrieval Service, John Hunter Hospital, New Lambton, New South Wales, Australia
  2. 2Operations, CareFlight Ltd New South Wales, Wentworthville, New South Wales, Australia
  3. 3Hunter Retrieval Service, Hunter New England Local Health District, New Lambton, New South Wales, Australia
  4. 4John Hunter Hospital Emergency Department, Hunter New England Local Health District, New Lambton, New South Wales, Australia
  5. 5New South Wales Health Pathology, Hunter New England Local Health District, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Torgrim Soeyland, Hunter Retrieval Service, John Hunter Hospital, New Lambton, NSW 2305, Australia; Torgrim.Soeyland{at}health.nsw.gov.au

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  • Contributors TS designed the study. TS, AG, SV and CHG were involved in sample collection, and literature and document reviews. AF and JK were involved in laboratory processing and document review. All listed authors partook in several stages of the preparation of the submitted document.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval Hunter New England Local Health District Human Research Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement An extensive spreadsheet listing all sampled medications with their syringe dwell time, and so on, are available on request.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors TS designed the study. TS, AG, SV and CHG were involved in sample collection, and literature and document reviews. AF and JK were involved in laboratory processing and document review. All listed authors partook in several stages of the preparation of the submitted document.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval Hunter New England Local Health District Human Research Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement An extensive spreadsheet listing all sampled medications with their syringe dwell time, and so on, are available on request.

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