Non-controlled substance drugs may be stored in the open matrix drawer if they are:
I. large bulky items such as intravenous infusion bags.
II. Nonlegend drugs that are safely arranged.
III. Legend drugs that are not look-alike products.
a. I only
b. I and II only
c. II and III only
Answer: All, [Minnesota Administrative Rules Chapter 6800 Sec.6800.2600 SubPart 3(E)].
The Matrix Drawer is a high-capacity, low security drawer that is suitable for large quantities of non-controlled medications. The Double-Deep Matrix Drawer accommodates large quantities of medication or larger items such as large vials and premixed IV bags.
The use of an open matrix drawer that allows access to more than one drug at a time must be limited to noncontrolled substance drugs, unless the entire drawer contains only one controlled substance drug product. Noncontrolled substance drugs may be stored in the open matrix drawer if they are:
(1). large bulky items such as intravenous infusion bags;
(2). nonlegend drugs that are safely arranged;
(3). legend drugs that are not look-alike products; or
(4). drugs properly packaged and labeled for an individual patient.