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Drug Shortage Alert: Intravenous (IV) Sodium Bicarbonate (November 2017)

Intravenous (IV) sodium bicarbonate syringes and vials have previously and sporadically been affected by shortages due to manufacturer discontinuation and/or increased demand. More details can be found here: http://www.ashp.org/shortages. In addition to this brief summary, the SCCM Drug Shortages Task Force has developed a detailed review of common uses of IV sodium bicarbonate in the ICU and suggested management strategies. The recommendations provided are based on a combination of the current evidence as well as the need for conservation during this shortage...

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