How to properly manage hypertonic solution in emergency situations:

  • Hypertonic solution usually used in emergency situations
  • Pharmacy should stock 3% sodium chloride 500 mL bags in Intensive Care Units and Emergency Department’s Automatic Dispensing Machine towers
  • Make sure it’s well labeled and sealed with a code cart tear away lock.
  • ADM tower should contain electronic log of all the items released from it.
  • Use infusion pumps to properly administer the correct dose to the patient.
  • Once used, the machine sends electronic notification to the pharmacy to make sure a new stock of hypertonic solution bag is available.
  • Must return the used bag to the pharmacy unless the patient was being isolated.
  • Make sure the ADM tower is properly stocked, and it’s system inventory is updated.
Hypertonic solution
Hypertonic solution

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