Drug Shortage Alert Parenteral Advanced Cardiac Life Support Medications
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Pharmacology, Crisis Management, 2023, 0:14:19
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Advanced Cardiac Life Support Medications
Lack of availability of medications for medical emergencies can have serious consequences. A multidisciplinary team should systematically analyze institutional usage patterns and sequester medications to conserve existing supply for critical patients and indications. This alert includes the following emergency medications that have been affected by shortages due to temporary supply issues and increased demand. For information on IV sodium bicarbonate, please refer to the Drug Shortage Alert: Intravenous Sodium Bicarbonate. This summary provides information that can be used in the event of a shortage and its impact on adult and pediatric patients and includes potential management strategies, pharmacotherapeutic considerations, and safety implications. The recommendations provided in this document are based on current evidence, including a review of available literature by the SCCM Drug Shortages and Medication Safety Committee, and the need for conservation during this shortage.
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