What is the impact of reconstituting IV medication with 0.9% sodium chloride injection

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In conclusion, 0.9% sodium chloride injection may be considered for reconstituting medications for peripheral IVP administration if the final osmolarity is deemed reasonable” Gandhi et al (2018).

Extract:

“In conclusion, 0.9% sodium chloride injection may be considered for reconstituting medications for peripheral IVP administration if the final osmolarity is deemed reasonable. Alternative administration techniques should be considered and safety data should be reported when possible to promote safe and effective strategies during this time of critical shortages”.



Reference:

Gandhi, R.G., Steiger, S.N., Elshaboury, R.H. and Lund, J.T. (2018) I.V. push administration of medications reconstituted with 0.9% sodium chloride injection. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 75(12), p.851-852.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2146/ajhp180132

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