List of controlled substances in Schedule II-V approved for inclusion in Long-Term Care Facilities Emergency Kits

See the revised list of controlled substances in Schedules II-V that Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCFs) are permitted to store on their premises in a locked kit Emergency Kit.

Table of Contents

Revised list, as of 2006

Categories Schedule Maximum number of drug products Maximum number of units of each drug product
Analgesic, Oral Solid      
Choice of 4 drug products CII or CIII 4 8 units
Choice of 1 drug product CIII 1 8 units
Analgesic, Oral Soln or Concentrate      
Choice of 1 drug product CII 1 15 x 1 ml ud
Analgesic, Transdermal      
Choice of 1 drug product single strength CII 1 6 patches
Analgesic, Injection      
Choice of 1 medication CII 1 6 x 1 ml
Tranquilizer/Anticonvulsant Oral      
Short-acting benzodiazepine CIV 1 8 units
Tranquilizer/Anticonvulsant Injectable      
Short-acting benzodiazepine 1 ml vial or tubex CIV 1 4 x 1 ml
Long-acting benzodiazepine 1 or 2 ml vial or tubex CIV 1 2 units
Phenobarbital 130 mg vial or tubex CIV 1 2 units

Additional Resources

Oral morphine sulfate conversion chart

Strength: 20 mg per 1 ml

As Ordered

mg dose

Administered Quantity

ml dose

30 mg 1.5 ml
20 mg 1 ml
15 mg 0.75 ml *
10 mg 0.5 ml *
8 mg 0.4 ml *
6 mg 0.3 ml *
5 mg 0.25 ml *
4 mg 0.2 ml *
3 mg 0.15 ml *
2 mg 0.1 ml *
1 mg 0.05 ml *

Important: When measuring such small quantities you must use an appropriate device. Estimations can lead to error. Please contact your consultant pharmacists.

Recommended Technique: Use an oral syringe to measure doses of the Morphine Concentrate. The oral syringe should have measuring marks in 5/100 ml (0.05 ml) calibration increments. For measuring oral doses of 1 ml or less, use a calibrated 1 ml oral syringe.

Note: This chart is intended as a guide only. It is still the responsibility of the nursing staff to verify the accuracy of calculations.  

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