Safe handling of concentrated electrolyte products from outsourcing facilities during critical drug shortages.
Approach to Improving SafetyResource TypeSetting of CareClinical AreaError TypesOrigin/Sponsor
Drug shortages can necessitate hospitals to find alternative sources for important medications. This alert raises awareness of risks associated with potassium chloride use due to variations in labeling, packaging, or concentration of outsourced medications. Recommendations include use of barcode scanning and communicating with staff regarding drug shortages.