The skill of drawing up and administering medication in an emergency needs to be an”unconscious competence” for practitioners. There is no better way to practice identifying, preparing, and administering medication than to actually do it. Applying realistic medication labels to vials of saline is a tried and true method of simulating medication during medical scenarios.
Many medication labels can be found on the National Institute of Health U.S. National Library of Medicine’s DailyMed service. You can use any 1-inch tall labels and associated template. With a bit of computer savvy, you can adjust the pictures to line up with the templates.
Below are some training labels designed to fit well inside most 1″ labels and pre-printed with training information on them. Click on the image to download a full-resolution version.