At SUNY downstate at Bay Ridge we use a refractometer routinely. There are
various handheld meters which can read out to 0.0000 which can be important
when testing for fentanyl.
Dr. Richard M. Williams, BS, MS, PharmD, FASCP, BCPS, AE-C
Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy LIU A&M Schwartz College of Pharmacy
Affiliate Ass't Clinical Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Practice
St John's University College of Pharmacy and Allied health Professions
Associate Director of Pharmacy-SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C)
(718) 270-4238 or 567-1203 (P)
(718 567-1438 (F)
From: Sudha Swamy <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: nyschp.dop <nyschp.dop@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tue, Jan 2, 2018 2:45 pm
Subject: [nyschp.dop] Refractometers
Good afternoon and happy new year!
We received a member question inquiring if hospitals are routinely using
refractometers to assess controlled substance concentration. Kindly respond if
your institution uses these devices.
Sudha Narayanaswamy, PharmD, BCPP, BCGP, DPLA
Senior Vice President, Division of Pharmacy Practice
Phone: 212-258-5376, c: 347-501-1770