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Prevent errors during emergency use of hypertonic sodium chloride solutions.

ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute care edition. November 4, 2021;26(22); 1-4.

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November 17, 2021

ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute care edition. November 4, 2021;26(22); 1-4.

Delays in diagnosis and treatment during life-threatening emergencies such as strokes can result in irreversible patient harm. This article discusses a variety of factors contributing to errors in administering hypertonic sodium chloride in emergent situations. The piece shares recommendations touching on various elements of the medication delivery process to enhance safety.

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ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute care edition. November 4, 2021;26(22); 1-4.