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Intravenous Sodium Bicarbonate Drug Shortage Alert

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Drug Shortages Committee has developed a comprehensive guide for responding to the current intravenous sodium bicarbonate shortage.

The Intravenous Sodium Bicarbonate Shortage Alert provides pertinent information on the shortage’s impact on intensive care unit care. It also details related management strategies, pharmacotherapeutic considerations and safety implications.

Visit www.sccm.org/currentissues to access all Drug Shortage Alerts, including those addressing:

  • Fosphenytoin Injection
  • Alternative Medications for Procedural Sedation
  • Electrolyte Medication Shortages
  • Web Resources
  • Intravenous Loop Diuretics
  • General Considerations

Fosphenytoin Injection Drug Shortage Alert

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Drug Shortages Task Force has developed a comprehensive guide for responding to the current fosphenytoin shortage.

The Fosphenytoin Injection Drug Shortage Alert provides pertinent information on the shortage’s impact in adult and pediatric patients. It also details related management strategies, pharmacotherapeutic considerations and safety considerations. Alternatives for fosphenytoin — such as phenytoin injection — are listed and analyzed.

Visit www.sccm.org/currentissues to access all Drug Shortage Alerts, including those addressing:

  • Alternative Medications for Procedural Sedation
  • Electrolyte Medication Shortages
  • Intravenous Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Web Resources
  • Intravenous Loop Diuretics
  • General Considerations

Drug Shortage Alert: Alternative Medications for Procedural Sedation

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Drug Shortages Task Force has developed a guideline that can be referred to for options if a drug shortage arises that affects commonly used medications for procedural sedation.

The alert, Alternative Medications for Procedural Sedation, includes pertinent information that can help guide critical care practitioners. The characteristics of an ideal drug for procedural sedation are listed. Risks associated with administering alternative medications are also provided.

Visit www.sccm.org/currentissues to access all Drug Shortage Alerts, including those addressing:

  • Electrolyte Medication Shortages
  • Intravenous Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Web Resources
  • Intravenous Loop Diuretics
  • General Considerations