Journal Article

Best practices for safe handling of products containing concentrated potassium.

Tubman M, Majumdar SR, Lee D, et al. BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 2005;331:274-7.

This qualitative systematic literature review identifies and summarizes evidence for the use of potassium-containing products in hospitals. Results include examination of current recommendations and data that address those consensus-driven guidelines. Discussion shares the limitations of the literature about medication safety practices and calls for greater attention to improving the evidence base behind patient safety practices in general. The authors conclude that inadequate evidence exists to support specific best practices for the proper handling of potassium products.